Rent Control Talking Points: Massachusetts

A New Model For Affordable Housing? Tenants And Landlord In Mattapan Reach A Long-term Contract On Rents

Tim Logan reports on a new arrangement that could help preserve workforce housing in Boston. 

Fixing Greater Boston’s Housing Crisis Starts With Legalizing Apartments Near Transit

Report: With September Rents And Mortgages Nearly Due, Mass. Residents Are Short $117 Million

WBUR’s Beth Healy outlines what a new report from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council could mean for housing affordability in the region. 

As Eviction Ban continues, Small Landlords Feel The Squeeze

The Boston Globe’s Tim Logan reports on the difficult position some housing providers have been put in by Massachusetts’ eviction moratorium. 

Mayor Walsh Announces Millions For Affordable Housing Units Across Boston

CBS 4 reports on funding for new affordable housing in Boston.

Opinion: Housing Costs Are a Problem in Boston and Beyond, but Rent Control Isn’t The Answer

Rebecca Diamond and Jonathan Gruber explain why economic research shows that rent control will lead to a reduced supply of housing. 

Signs Point to a Housing Construction Slowdown in Boston Area

The Boston Globe’s Tim Logan reports on what a slowdown in building permits could mean for affordability in the area. 

Editorial: Legislature Should Follow Gov. Baker Proposals To Cut Red Tape To Allow For More Affordable Housing

The Sun Editorial Board makes the case for following Gov. Charlie Baker’s lead in incentivizing the construction of affordable housing by cutting red tape. 

Editorial: State Needs to Stay Out of Return to Rent Control Regulations

The Boston Herald Editorial Board outlines why rent control is wrong for Massachusetts.


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