TOPA Is Good Housing Policy

Misinformation has been spreading about what the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act would do. Here are the facts, and the many places it’s been refined with real estate industry feedback.

New Tenant Right-to-Purchase Bill Heard on Beacon Hill

After Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed the state legislature’s previous attempt last year to guarantee apartment tenants the right to purchase the building they’re living in, senators and representatives are back with a revised bill they say addresses some industry concerns.

Don’t Poison Rental Aid Fixes

Massachusetts is again considering another eviction moratorium, much to the frustration of real estate industry groups. While the bill is well-intentioned and some aspects could fix key problems, it will send the wrong message to tenants and poison its own efforts to address a building crisis.