Is Rent Control a Good Way to Protect and Stabilize Renters?

Location: Virtual

Speaker(s): Lance Freeman, Jenny Schuetz, Tiziana Dearing

With evictions looming in a post-COVID world, can rent control stabilize affordable housing and protect renters? Are there other rent regulations that can bring equity to our neighborhoods while still allowing landlords to keep current tenants in their housing stock? Join Lance Freeman, a professor in the urban planning program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Jenny Schuetz, a senior fellow in The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as they discuss these questions in a debate moderated by Tiziana Dearing, the host of Radio Boston on WBUR.

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This event is part of the Greater Boston Debate Series hosted by The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School and The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School.

View of triple-decker apartments on a street in Boston.