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Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords

 A major push is being made nationwide for a “right to counsel” for indigent tenants – in other words, free lawyers for poor tenants – along with a nationwide push for more taxpayer-funded “affordable housing.” These two government programs … Read More “Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords”

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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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SPOA Proposal: Create smaller-sized, lower-rent units rapidly in existing rental housing

We are over-housed   

Today’s households are much smaller than they used to be, yet these smaller households often live in large apartments built originally for the wealthy or for large immigrant households. If some of these large apartments are … Read More “SPOA Proposal: Create smaller-sized, lower-rent units rapidly in existing rental housing”

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Rent control never stays “mild,” it only gets stricter and stricter

  • “Mild” rent control is the camel’s nose in the tent. 
  • Rent control pays tenants every month to vote for pro-rent-control lawmakers and to demand lower and lower rents.
  • Rent control is not a housing policy. It is a political power
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