In 1994, Massachusetts residents voted 51 percent to 49 percent to do away with rent control in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. Rents jumped, driving tenants to cheaper digs, but so did housing quality, as landlords were able to make capital improvements with the higher rents in hand. Now, with rents going nowhere but up Hub-wide (even micro-apartments will cost ya), we ask the question:
Results this Friday. Comments welcome. Be nice.
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