Rental Inspection Ordinance Hearing Today

The Boston City Council holds a hearing today at 4:30pm on revising or gutting last year’s Rental Inspection Ordinance. Reasonable technical fixes — such as those proposed by the Mayor that target non-owner occupied housing — are a welcome addition to any new law. Council President Bill Linehan, though, is proposing that the law be almost completely undone.

Last year the Council and Mayor passed this critical ordinance in order to clean up the practices of some of our city’s worst slumlords. This law:

Protects Our Right to Healthy & Safe Housing!

The Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance:

  • Improves housing quality with inspections on rental properties every 5 years.
  • Ensure homes are in compliance with State Sanitary Code.
  • Allows the City to know who owns rental property and how to reach them.
Let city leaders know that housing that is affordable does not also have to be substandard.
What can you do?
The well-funded landlord groups are organizing and will drive turnout this afternoon. Please attend the hearing and provide testimony about the importance of this ordinance! Please lend your voice to let the Council know how important this is to Jamaica Plain.

Today, Monday, March 31st, 4:30 pm
Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor
1 City Hall Plaza, Boston

Contact your City Councilors! We know Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Matt O’Malley are with us. Thank them, and put a call into one of their colleagues.

By continuing to make your voice heard, you can help protect healthy housing for your community.

Thank you.