From cases where landlords hiked the rental price of apartments and living spaces by 30 to 40% in less than a day, to violations of Boston’s five-or-more rule, problems persist.
“We wrote our own tenant protection act, which has been filed. It would expand the voucher program to everyone who is over the age of 75. The state would guarantee, no matter what happens with rent, you’d be able to pay your rent and stay home.”
We were happy to receive several dozen responses—many of which echoed each other, one of which was a poem, and some of which hit on subjects that we don’t think or write about enough around here.
"What is really critical is that community members have a voice in shaping the direction of what gets developed in our underdeveloped areas of Somerville."
Mass State House, Oct 29, noon-1:30 pm
Twenty-five years after the real estate industry destroyed rent control in Massachusetts, ...
"The more conversations we have about what tiny houses are, why people are turning to them, and how it will impact communities, the better."
Reflections on a new grassroots political movement in formation
Another Cambridge arts institution is being pushed out of its longtime home by a greedy landlord. And once again, local artists are mobilizing to “discuss and organize for meaningful political action to support the arts” in that city—as the Facebook ...
'This is who we are, these are our stories, and nobody is going to act like we have no voice around here.'
"I think that aesthetic nostalgia can draw people in and then the content can force them to engage in a different way, ideally with more than the project—and start to think critically of what is actually going on around us."