In March 2017, ten families at Waverly Apartments in Brighton received letters under their doors notifying them that they were being evicted from their apartments. The letters explained that their landlord had requested a rent increase from the Boston Housing Authority, and that the BHA had deemed the rent increase to be unreasonable. As a result, their Enhanced Vouchers could no longer be used in the development, and tenants would be forced out by the end of June.Read more
On Monday, March 6, 2017 the Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a public hearing regarding The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act [Docket #0106]. Mass Alliance of HUD tenants were present for this hearing, as well as other groups such as City Life/Vida Urbana and Right to the City. This Act was sponsored by Mayor Marty Walsh, and was referred to the Committee on Government Operations on January 11, 2017. To get the FAQs in regards to the Jim Brooks Act - CLICK HERE!
After a 20 year struggle, tenants at Fruit Sever Apartments in Worcester have won a huge victory! The nonprofit Community Builders has purchased their 132 unit building from a controversial slumlord, and plans major repairs and restoration of affordable housing! Tenants celebrated and met with TCB on March 7th.Read more
To supplement Chapter 40T, the legislation can pass the Enabling Act to Save Affordable Housing, SD 947 filed by Sen. Chandler, or HD 2805 and HD 3203 both filed by Rep. Smizik, to "enable" any city or town to save expiring housing, if they choose, AT NO COST to the State or localities.Read more