Boston is experiencing a deficit of workforce and affordable housing. It’s being felt in particular here in Allston-Brighton. Thousands of residents have been forced out of their homes because of skyrocketing costs. We need to hold developers accountable to our community standards while also encouraging smart development that benefits the neighborhood and creates good jobs. In Allston-Brighton, workers should be able to afford to live in the housing they are building. This means that we need to ensure new development plans include units dedicated to workforce housing. I will work every day, as I have for decades as a neighborhood advocate, to ensure people who work in our city can afford to live here.