Is rent control the answer to Boston’s housing crisis?


Is rent control the answer to Boston’s housing crisis?

2019-03-08T08:50:45-07:00March 8th, 2019|Advocacy|

BOSTON – Finding a reasonably priced place to rent anywhere around Boston is tough.

“It’s very expensive, compared to the amount you get paid when you work, and then with the cost of living, it’s very hard to find,” one man in Jamaica Plain told Boston 25 News.

Last week, it became law in Oregon. Now, some local activists are saying the same thing needs to be done around here.

Mike Leyba, of City Life/Vida Urbana, a housing advocacy group based in Jamaica Plain, said: “We are seeing a lot of pressure in the rental market, a lot of high rents, a lot of displacement.”

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