Chinatown is home to about 12,800 people today. But how many of these people have moved into the luxury condos that have become the newest additions to the block? And what of it?
Chinatown has historically been known for its affordable housing options for Chinese immigrants. In 2010, 47 percent of Chinatown's housing was classified as affordable. With buildings currently under construction, that number may slip to 36 percent. City officials say newer immigrants are bypassing Chinatown for suburbs such as Malden and Quincy.
Is this part of inevitable change that happens in all urban neighborhoods, or is this a wrong that needs to be righted for the sake of the immigrant enclave?
· Chinatown, immigrant haven, fights for its future [Boston Globe]