At a recent Boston City Council meeting, Councilor-at-large Althea Garrison requested a hearing on rent control as a way to combat the housing crisis in Boston.
Garrison supports rent control, saying residents are being evicted at high rates and landlords need to be held accountable. She said low-income families are often forced to rent at extreme high costs.
Other councilors spoke out against rent control, saying it hurts small landlords who rent their units out for under market price value and can’t afford to make improvements to the property like new paint or windows.
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