The Joint Housing Committee is holding a hearing next Tuesday, Nov. 14 on two of our priority bills: the local option to enact rent control (S.1299 /H.2103 ) and the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (S.880 /H.1350 ). We can join our statewide partners to get our western MA voices heard!
Join Homes for All MA in the call to action to give cities and towns the chance to stabilize rents and protect tenants:
Complete this form to share how you can support: https://forms.gle/84FYY4Y9bMwV8vSL6
- Testify in person or virtually. Use this sign up form to sign up by Monday, 11/13 at 12 noon. You will receive login information before the hearing. You may have to wait several hours (but don’t let that dissuade you – listening and multi-tasking works too!).
- Submit written testimony. You can share written testimony with the Housing Committee by emailing it to Luke O’Roark at firstname.lastname@example.org and Christianna Golden at email@example.com or use HFA’s quick and handy email tool at https://www.homesforallmass.org/act/email/
- If you’re in Boston or are up for a road trip, join the rally at 10 am at the State House steps. It will be an energizing call for action now!
Join the TOPA Coalition:
The same hearing information as above applies to testify in support of the TOPA bill (you can speak in support of both!). The TOPA Coalition has also provided a one minute action for you to write to your senator and representative urging them to actively support TOPA; and offers sample testimony here. Get the factsheet and more here: https://www.topa4ma.org/
This is a key opportunity to be heard – let’s use it!