Mayor Wu’s Press Conference

On Thursday, January 20th Nika joined Mayor Michelle Wu, Councilor Kenzie Bok, Councilor Kendra Lara, tenant activists, and community organizations in front of Mildred Hailey Apartments to witness the signing of a new executive order. With this order, Mayor Wu committed $50 million in funding for capital improvements for the apartment complex in Jamaica Plain.  …

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Rent control supporters, opponents take fight to Beacon Hill

A bill from Reps. Mike Connolly and Nika Elugardo, would let municipalities seek their own forms of rent stabilization. They could also establish just cause eviction ordinances, where landlords could only evict for specific reasons, including failure to pay rent or using an apartment for illegal purposes.

The Case For Rent Control In Massachusetts

Thanks to a bill from state Reps. Nika Elugardo and Mike Connolly, would bring rent control back to Massachusetts. Rent control, like any policy, is as good or bad as the local governments charged with implementing it. Filed earlier this year, Elugardo and Connolly’s bill — “An Act Enabling Local Options for Tenant Protections” — …

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