Lift the Ban on Local Tenant Protections

An Act enabling local options for tenant protections - HD3676 -

  • Allows municipalities to create local tenant protection laws to protect renters' right to housing

  • Enables municipalities to enact rent control measures for multi-family properties and mobile homes

  • Enables municipalities to enact just cause eviction protections, prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants without just cause (such as failure to pay rent, property damage, etc.)

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Housing

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

John Keenanred x
John Keenan (D)
Quincy

chair

Patricia Jehlenred x
Patricia Jehlen (D)
Somerville

chair

Michael Barrettred x
Michael Barrett (D)
Lexington
Harriette Chandlerred x
Harriette Chandler (D)
Worcester
Joan Lovelyred x
Joan Lovely (D)
Salem
Patrick O'Connorred x
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

James Arcierored x
James Arciero (D)
Westford

chair

John Rogersred x
John Rogers (D)
Norwood

chair

Christopher Hendricksgreen check
Christopher Hendricks (D)
New Bedford
Patrick Kearneyred x
Patrick Kearney (D)
Scituate
Mike Connollygreen check
Mike Connolly (D)
Cambridge
David LeBoeufred x
David LeBoeuf (D)
Worcester
Rob Consalvored x
Rob Consalvo (D)
Nika Elugardogreen check
Nika Elugardo (D)
Boston
Kip Diggsred x
Kip Diggs (D)
David DeCostered x
David DeCoste (R)
Norwell
David Muradianred x
David Muradian (R)
Grafton

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2021

Jun 2020

Reported favorably by the Housing Committee

Jan 2020

Hearing in Housing Committee

2020