Boston Mayor: I Lobbied Yellen on Interest Rates

When she toured Roxbury Community College with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Wednesday, part of a trip to promote the Biden administration’s clean energy polices, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said she pressed the secretary on the impact high interest rates were having on housing construction.

Rent Control Forces Back Before Legislature

Advocates took to Beacon Hill on Tuesday to try to convince lawmakers to advance a policy to limit rent hikes, while real estate industry leaders decried the idea as counterproductive, but there seems to be little appetite on Beacon Hill to revisit the idea.

Rent Control Could Be Headed for 2024 Statewide Vote

Massachusetts residents could have a chance to repeal the state’s 30-year ban on municipal-level rent control measures, following Attorney General Andrea Campbell’s decision to allow a referendum on the topic onto the state’s 2024 ballot.

New Housing Leader Takes the Reins

With a new legislative session has come new leadership to the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing: Sen. Lydia Edwards. She’s just starting her first full term, but she’s already established herself as a housing policy leader among her colleagues on Beacon Hill.