Renters in New York are no different than Boston renters except they get less for their money. This could be why volunteer software coders in New York meet on a regular basis to make software apps for tenants who have landlord problems.
One records renter problems with heat to help report bad landlords. https://heatseek.org/history/
Another one tracks buildings going through displacement. www.displacementalert.org
The app Who owns What helps tenants find exactly who owns buildings and rentable properties no matter how many LLC corporations the owners hide behind It does data science to compare common data between various public records.
When a 170-unit apartment building opened. In Jamaica Plain, a corporation scooped up 24 units at full rent. They loaded in furniture and began renting to short-term users for $210 per day.
When a West coast city passed a rule banning this practice, thousands of apartments came back on the market overnight.
You can help stop the raids in Boston.
Email the letter below
Adco Boston is the campaign
to stop corporate AirBnB
TO: Boston City Council Members:
I am writing to support the Mayor’s Ordinance on Short-Term Residential Rentals in the City of Boston.
The elimination of the Investor Unit category will preserve housing opportunities for our residents and better ensure the mitigation of potentially significant negative impacts on our downtown neighborhoods.
I urge Councilors to vote ‘yes’ on the Mayor’s ordinance.
Your address in Boston
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