• Submitted by:

    Lebovitz, TMM8, Richardson, TMM2, and Card

  • Title:

    Home Rule Petition to implement rent stabilization and tenant eviction protections

  • Petitioner Elevator Pitch

  • Brief Summary:

    This article is a home rule petition that seeks authorization from the General Court for Brookline to establish a rent stabilization program and to implement new protections for tenants by bylaw and local regulation. If passed into law, Brookline would be authorized to adopt a local bylaw that restricts annual rental rate increases for units in certain multifamily dwellings. The rental rate of eligible units would be limited to an annual increase of 3% plus the inflation rate of the previous year, up to a maximum potential increase of 7%.