Dear Anthony D. Galluccio: Massachusetts had the greatest increase of homeless people in the nation from 2017 to 2018.Children are part of the fastest-growing population (families and elders). I am sure you are aware of the effects of homelessness on a student’s life. Homelessness status is one of the greatest contributors to the achievement gap you write about (“If you want to close school achievement gap and address race, class inequity, start here,” Jan. 13, 2020).

As someone connected to the forces contributing to this trend, how about nine points about what future development projects can do to slow or stop this?

Leigh Hardy, Just a kid from Cambridge