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SPOA in the Media: A Historic First

by Amir Shahsavari

August and September of 2021 marked an exciting and highly productive time in which SPOA was covered in the news media, while generating media of its own. After receiving television news coverage in May, in a story … Read More “SPOA in the Media: A Historic First”

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At Housing Hearing, SPOA Voices Support for Rent Escrow and Opposition to Eviction Sealing and Free Attorneys for All Tenants

by Amir Shahsavari

SPOA President Allison Drescher and SPOA Vice President Amir Shahsavari testified before the Joint Committee on Housing within the Massachusetts State Legislature on August 3, 2021 regarding different bills under consideration that affect property rights. Drescher and … Read More “At Housing Hearing, SPOA Voices Support for Rent Escrow and Opposition to Eviction Sealing and Free Attorneys for All Tenants”

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August 12, 2021 SPOA Testifies at Mass. Joint Committee on Housing

On August 12, 2021, SPOA members testified to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Housing advocating on behalf of hosing providers at a time when the legislature considers reinstating a state-wide eviction moratorium.

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Candidate Forum with John Barros

On Thursday, September 2 at 1 PM SPOA sponsored the second in a series of candidate forums for the upcoming City of Boston Preliminary Mayoral Election scheduled for September 14, 2021.

Our guest was Boston mayoral candidate, John Barros, who … Read More “Candidate Forum with John Barros”

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August 3, 2021 SPOA Testifies at Mass. Joint Committee on the Judiciary

On August 3, 2021, representatives from SPOA testified to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary about a slew of adverse bills for housing providers, such as eviction records sealing, as well as proposed rent escrow bills.

Many of our … Read More “August 3, 2021 SPOA Testifies at Mass. Joint Committee on the Judiciary”

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