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Six Months for RAFT: Another Tenant Falls Through the Cracks for Housing Assistance

By Kimberly Rau, MassLandlords “If anyone is a no-brainer for this program, it’s her.” That’s how Julianne Posco, a Massachusetts landlord, described her tenant, Hong (last name redacted for privacy). Posco spent the better part of 2021 trying to help Hong get RAFT funding to remain in her home. RAFT,…

Across the U.S. by Bike – A Slow Motion View of Housing in America

By Eric Weld, MassLandlords, Inc. The view from the Santa Ana River Bike Trail coming into Riverside, Calif., is like a snapshot of housing in America. On the south side of the trail, suburban neighborhoods with large, well-tended two-story homes spread across the landscape below the trail, bordered and protected…

They Want Your Property: Hearing Oct 12 on Right of First Refusal

Senate and House bills to be heard Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, would allow renters to conduct “small amounts of demolition” for the purposes of delaying the sale of your building for half a year or more. So-called “Right of First Refusal” is designed to beat you and your property into…