Monthly Archives: December 2021

SPOA Newsletter December 2021

In this edition of the Small Property Owners News:

Small Property Owners Testify Against Government Mandating When, How, and to Whom They Can Sell Their Buildings
by Amir Shahsavari

SPOA in the Media: A Historic First
by Amir Shahsavari

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From Preti Strategies

by Jim Eisenberg

On Wednesday, November 17th, the Massachusetts Legislature held its last formal session for 2021. Formal sessions are when larger, sometimes controversial matters are taken up, debate occurs and roll call votes are cast and recorded. From November … Read More “From Preti Strategies”

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Stable Housing is a Key Tool for Economic Stability

by Chris Lehman

Boston[1]This term is used flexibly in this essay. Many of our points apply more to Boston proper than to its surroundings, but Boston has always been inextricably linked both culturally and economically with … Continue readingRead More “Stable Housing is a Key Tool for Economic Stability”

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Defending the Dignity of Housing Providers: SPOA Opposes Continued Eviction Moratoriums

by Amir Shahsavari

On August 12, 2021, SPOA provided oral and written testimony against continued eviction moratoriums before the Massachusetts State Legislature, which is considering bills that would prolong eviction moratoria in the forms of House bill 1434 and Senate … Read More “Defending the Dignity of Housing Providers: SPOA Opposes Continued Eviction Moratoriums”

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Small Property Owners Testify Against Government Mandating When, How, and to Whom They Can Sell Their Buildings

by Amir Shahsavari

After testifying at two hearings focused on other housing issues before the Massachusetts State Legislature in August, SPOA members appeared before the Joint Committee on Housing once again on October 12, 2021 to oppose proposals enacting a … Read More “Small Property Owners Testify Against Government Mandating When, How, and to Whom They Can Sell Their Buildings”

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