Our Letter from the Executive Director for April 2022 discusses the various technical improvements and new events and articles we’ve produced. Our lawsuit is still waiting for a hearing.
A 2021 snapshot of MassLandlords’ data reports shows summary process court filings continued at lower-than-expected levels.
New applicants will still be able to apply for state rental assistance programs after April 15, subject to funding availability.
Though protections for genetic information primarily apply to employers, landlords must also be aware of the law.
A study on the state of rent control found problems with inspections, rent increases and accessibility. There’s no guarantee history wouldn’t repeat itself if rent control were reinstated.
The legality of the Boston eviction moratorium is adjudicated in housing court, as it weighs whether to grant a stay on the moratorium pending appeal.
Amicus brief filed by MassLandlords argues that the act establishing the eviction moratorium specifically did not restrict a landlord from attempting to recover rent
Housing discrimination allegations against Monica Blazic include a preference for white tenants and denying disability accommodations
Our Letter from the Executive Director for March 2022 discusses our opposition to local rent control and right of first refusal, gives an update on our public records lawsuit and provides some business updates.
Oppose local control of housing policy. Rent control and right of first refusal will have exclusionary effects. Zoning reform is what's needed.