Tag Archives: rent control

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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Tenant protections

Tenant advocates in Massachusetts are seizing on the political climate, both nationally and locally, to try once again to get what they most want – rent control – after SPOA’s defeat of rent control in the 1994 statewide referendum known … Read More “Tenant protections”

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“Just Cause Eviction” = unjust RENT CONTROL

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Just Cause Eviction = unjust RENT FREEZE 

“Marriage with no divorce clause”

Who would be affected by Just Cause Eviction?

Many small property owners in Boston make a part-time or full-time living and feed their family with a small collection of rental … Read More ““Just Cause Eviction” = unjust RENT CONTROL”

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