Category Archives: Sticky Post

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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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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“Affordable housing” is NOT affordable

“Affordable housing” is a clever code word for those who demand more of it. “Affordable housing” does not refer to any housing in the private rental market that might actually be affordable to its tenants (yes, such affordable privately-owned rental … Read More ““Affordable housing” is NOT affordable”

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