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State Representative says Rent Control will Pass

August 14th, 2013 Comments off

Updating a story MHProNews posted Tue., Aug 13, concerning the state house’s passage of a rent control measure for the four manufactured housing communities in Acushnet, Massachusetts, Rep. Robert M. Koczera (D-New Bedford) says, “I have every reason to believe it will become law.” It now goes to the Senate and will return to both houses of the legislature for enactment before being signed by Gov. Deval Patrick, as Rep. Koczera tells southcoasttoday. The measure mimics a similar home rule petition that established rent control in Easton, MA.

(Photo credit: Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times–Brookside Mobile Home Park, Acushnet, MA)

Rent Control for Town Passed by State House

August 13th, 2013 Comments off

Residents at Brookside Mobile Home Park complaining about rising rents in their community has led to a state bill authorizing rent and eviction control rules in Acushnet, Massachusetts. Town Meeting members approved a home rule petition in June, 2012 that established a rent control board to oversee the town’s four manufactured housing communities. Sponsored by state Rep. Robert H. Koczera, D-New Bedford, southcoasttoday tells MHProNews the measure was approved by the House of Representatives and was sent to the Senate.

(Photo credit: MHProNews–manufactured housing community)

Town Meeting Votes in Rent Control

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

SouthCoastToday reports from Acushnet, Massachusetts the town meeting voted 43-33 to institute a three person rent control board for the local MHCs in the community. Proponents say rents have increased much more quickly than in the past, making it tough for seniors on fixed incomes. One MHC owner, saying he just spent $500,000 for a sewer upgrade, says the increased cost of living means it’s more expensive to provide necessary services for the communities. Denis Tetrault of Bay State Mobile Home Park, calling it “a pretty inexpensive way to live,” states a rent control board can “…start telling a small business what they can make and what they can’t make. It’s not fair to the business.” reported yesterday on a ballot initiative at the other end of the nation, in Oceanside, CA where citizens voted to retain rent control.