Category Archives: Advocacy

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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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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