Some 25 years after a statewide ballot question banned rent control ordinances in Massachusetts, the economy and the real estate market have both changed dramatically, but our tenant protection laws have largely remained the same.
On October 29, housing justice advocates and elected officials are coming together to build the movement for tenant protections and to put local options for rent control back on the table in Massachusetts!
Join State Representatives Mike Connolly and Nika Elugardo to rally in support of enabling flexible, local options for tenant protections — a goal that would be accomplished by their bill H.3924, “An Act Enabling Local Options for Tenant Protections.”
Tenants have won major victories for rent control in New York, Oregon, and California so far this year. Now it’s time for Massachusetts to take action to protect tenants as well.
Sponsoring organizations include:
CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA
CHINESE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION
LYNN UNITED FOR CHANGE
MASS. COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ALLIANCE
A BETTER CAMBRIDGE
OUR REVOLUTION CAMBRIDGE
RIGHT TO THE CITY — BOSTON
OUR REVOLUTION SOMERVILLE
DORCHESTER NOT FOR SALE
BOSTON DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA
CONFIRMED ELECTED OFFICIALS INCLUDE:
State Representatives Mike Connolly, Dave Rogers, and Nika Elugardo
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
Brookline Select Board Member Raul Fernandez
Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan
Chelsea City Council President Damali Vidot
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone
Somerville City Councilors Matt McLaughlin, JT Scott, and Ben Ewen-Campen