Category Archives: Rent Control

Rent control everywhere

Nationwide rent control

Bernie Sanders, nationwide rent control, every rental unit, PROPOSED, annual cap 3% or 1.5 times inflation, whichever is greater
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Rent control widely debated

Oregon recently passed statewide rent control with 7% annual rent increase limits. California also recently passed statewide rent control, but with lower 5% annual rent increase limits. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently proposed nationwide rent control with still-lower 3% annual … Read More “Rent control widely debated”

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Lest we forget how bad rent control is

25 years of rent control in Cambridge, Massachusetts

A national debate is taking place on whether rent control is an effective housing policy. Yet in 1994, liberal Massachusetts voters rejected rent control in a statewide ballot question initiated by the … Read More “Lest we forget how bad rent control is”

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BINDING Cambridge Question 1 INITIATIVE PETITION

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1. Preamble
2. Declaration of Emergency
3. Effective date, revocation, and reacceptance
4. Definitions:

  • Rental Units
  • Controlled Rental Units
  • Rent
  • Services
  • Expiring Use Housing

5. Rent Board.
6. Maximum Rent.
7. Maximum Rent Adjustment.
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Glenn Koocher’s Historical Perspective

History of what was really behind Rent Control in Cambridge

A native of Cambridge, MA, Glenn Koocher served on the Cambridge School Committee from 1974-1986. On the board, he was vice chair, chairs of the Committees on: Budget, Special Education, … Read More “Glenn Koocher’s Historical Perspective”

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