CORONAVIRUS: Click here for SPOA’s statements on the coronavirus emergency

Please click here to see our full statement: CORONAVIRUS Page

SPOA takes the the Coronavirus very seriously and has provided the following statements.

Please review the page and the statements made by SPOA for you and everyone’s overall safety.

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Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability

Click here to read how the disastrous landlord-tenant laws we have in Massachusetts all tend to push rents up. Included is commentary on new laws being proposed.

Don’t have time to read the entire document? Then read the 5-page opening … Read More “Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability”

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Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability PDF

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‘Little Communities’: A zoning proposal

A zoning proposal

In light of the density issue, we suggest limited re-zoning for these smaller units in existing housing, to create what we may call “little communities.” Rezoning for smaller units could be limited to along public transportation routes … Read More “‘Little Communities’: A zoning proposal”

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Free lawyers for tenants?

This great-sounding idea is totally wrong. Two bills at the State House would give “indigent” tenants free lawyers during evictions. 

When does eviction usually happen? 95% of evictions are for tenants not paying rent. First, that immediately qualifies them as … Read More “Free lawyers for tenants?”

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