Massachusetts Housing Policy

This part of the site is where we discuss proposed changes to laws and regulations (together “public policy”) that affect housing in Massachusetts, with particular emphasis on rental housing. Not all changes discussed are changes we propose or endorse. Some are quite bad, in fact; here is where we explain why.

The major areas in need of reform:

We will add commentary and documents over time.

Fun Facts

The National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association have collaborated on Apartments – We Live Here, a study with interesting statistics:

  • There are roughly 800,000 apartment residents in Massachusetts
  • The rental industry contributes $21 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy
  • Including servicing apartment residents, on-site management, and construction, the industry sustains 190,000 jobs

Related Article: 4 Fun Facts About Landlording

Further Reading

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