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Tell Your Councilor Rent Control Does Not Work
Politicians are trying to bring rent control to Boston. Rent stabilization is rent control. The same kinds of policies that have resulted in less rental housing and higher rents in New York and San Francisco. 

Experts Agree & Experience Shows: Rent Control Doesn’t Work!
Rent Control:

  • Fails to reduce housing costs
  • Reduces the quality of housing
  • Limits the number of apartments available to rent

Boston needs more housing, not more failed policies.  

Use the form on this page to send a pre-written message to your City Councilmember, urging them to OPPOSE failed rent control policies from other cities being brought to Boston.

Academic research and experience show that rent control doesn’t work. Rent control has reduced the quality and quantity of rental housing wherever it has been tried. 

Leaving policy details to local government gives politicians too much power over housing costs. Property owners should be able to decide how much rent they need to maintain their property—not politicians.

We need policies to create more housing—not set us back. Economists overwhelmingly agree that price controls on rent are counterproductive, and lead to serious negative impacts for housing markets. 

Pleae send a pre-written message today, urging Mayor Wu and the Boston City Council to OPPOSE failed rent control policies.

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