On August 2nd, a group of local leaders came together to file an initiative petition to lift the statewide ban on rent control, and on September 6th, Attorney General Andrea Campbell certified our petition to proceed to the next step of the initiative process: signature gathering.
So far, more than 500 elected officials, community leaders and local activists from across the Commonwealth have signed up to get involved, and polling shows 65% of likely voters support our ballot question. Meanwhile, leading economists are now advocating for rent control as part of a comprehensive response to the ongoing housing emergency.
If approved by Massachusetts voters in the November 2024 election, our initiative would repeal the 1994 prohibition on rent control and replace it with the Tenant Protection Act, granting power to municipalities to enact local tenant protections, including rent control or rent stabilization, just cause eviction protections, and other associated protections and regulations.
But first, we must collect 74,574 valid signatures by November 22, 2023.
We need your help — sign up below to volunteer to collect signatures this fall! This will allow us to proceed to the next step of the ballot initiative process and move us closer to giving voters the opportunity to lift the ban on rent control in 2024.
Right now, collecting signatures is the most important job for our campaign. Please sign up to help! You can also help by making phone calls or sending text messages, or by spreading the word and making a donation. Thank you!