Statewide Virtual Meeting Thu Feb 10: Rent Control Theory, History, and Talking Points for Massachusetts

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This policy presentation will examine the theory behind rent control, the history of rent control in Massachusetts, and the reasons why we shouldn't have rent control in Massachusetts (or indeed anywhere in the US).

We will study:

  • Legitimate motivations to correct injustice in modern housing markets.
  • Current bill text proposed for Massachusetts.
  • First, second, and third generation schemes for price controls.
  • Economic data from Massachusetts, Finland, and other studies.
  • Evidence of housing shortage, disparate impact under rent control.
  • Ways to help others understand rent control and the alternatives.

Attendees will leave knowing more about the history of rent control in the commonwealth, as well as how best to oppose rent control when speaking with legislators or even advocates.

picture of MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi
MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi
picture of basement interior showing boarded up window and loose masonry
During Rent Control: A window at 326 Shawmut Ave, Boston circa 1990 to 1993
picture of basement exterior showing newly repointed masonry, granite plinth and modern working window
Shawmut Ave nowadays is in good repair (Google Street View, 2018)

This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Erin Zamarro of A.A. Zamarro Realty will moderate networking time.
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Networking time for this event will be moderated by Erin Zamarro. Erin lives and works in Worcester. Erin is a real estate broker at A.A. Zamarro Realty, an independent brokerage which has operated in the Worcester residential and commercial real estate markets for over 50 years. Our office frequently works with buyers and sellers of investment property. Erin is a Certified Massachusetts Landlord™ as well as a member of the National Association of Realtors. Erin received a B.A. from Holy Cross and an M.B.A with a concentration in Marketing from Clark University.

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Open to attendees statewide

You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are.

Thursday, February 10th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm Business Update
  • 6:00pm Rent control
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

We have two formats of online events:

  • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
  • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.

Our virtual registration desk is open for all events one hour starting 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Call 774-314-1896 or email hello@masslandlords.net for live, real-time help signing in and using your technology.

If joining a virtual meeting, please use the zoom "test audio" feature. You will be allowed to talk to others if your microphone is good and there is no background noise. We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone or who don't want to be heard can type questions.

Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.

  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

Password will be emailed and viewable online.

Topic: Rent Control Virtual Meeting February 10, 2022 Time: Feb 10, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88905341000 Meeting ID: 889 0534 1000 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 889 0534 1000 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbU1JTb3kV

Pricing

Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $21
    • Members: No charge. Registration is required.

This event will not be recorded.

Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Rent Control.

 

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