Sign the petition: Councilor Flaherty - Full Council Vote on Jim Brooks Act Now!

On March 6, over 350 supporters attended the Boston City Council's hearing on the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act and pressed our councilors to pass it immediately.  Right now, the Act is sitting in the Government Operations committee. We call on the chair of this committee, Councilor Flaherty, to pledge to support this Act and bring it to a full City Council vote now.


Dear Councilor Flaherty:

Forced displacement is one of the most significant crises facing our City, especially as it affects working class people of color.  The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act offers protection for homeowners facing eviction after foreclosure, and it informs tenants facing displacement of their rights under existing state law.  This is an extremely modest bill. We call on you to support it.

We believe you are in a critical position to ensure passage of this bill:

  • At Right to the City's community forum in October 2015, you indicated support for Just Cause Eviction.
  • You are the chair of the committee tasked with studying the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act.
  • You are the only one of four at-large councilors who has not committed to passing the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act.

You can help thousands of people by supporting this Act and bringing it out of committee for a vote on the floor.  Thank you in advance for your support.

EN ESPAÑOL (in Spanish)

Estimado Concejal Flaherty:

El desplazamiento forzado es una de las crisis más importantes que afronta nuestra ciudad, especialmente porque afecta a la clase trabajadora y las personas de color. La Ley de Estabilización de Jim Brooks ofrece protección para los propietarios que enfrentan el desalojo después del embargo e informa a los inquilinos que enfrentan el desplazamiento de sus derechos bajo la ley estatal existente. Esta es una ley extremadamente modesta. 
Le instamos a que lo apoye ahora.

Creemos que usted está en una posición crítica para garantizar la aprobación de este proyecto de ley.

  • En nuestro foro de la comunidad en octubre de 2015, indicó su apoyo a Just Cause Eviction.
  • Usted es el presidente del comité.
  • Usted es el único de cuatro consejeros generales que no se ha comprometido a aprobar la Ley de Estabilización de Jim Brooks.

Usted puede ayudar a miles de personas. Gracias de antemano por su apoyo.

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  • signed 2017-06-09 21:18:45 -0400
    This is so necessary in our neighborhood, East Boston. Housing displacement is becoming a family emergency.
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  • signed 2017-05-26 11:35:45 -0400
    Signed & Im a landlord however its not just people of color-its all hard working people getting pushed out for the luxurious. No character will be in the city and yes a previous signer is right the new $15 margarita will be $20 soon!
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  • signed 2017-05-08 21:11:26 -0400
    Affordable housing is a problem in Boston. Let’s keep housed people housed.
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    Amanda Tarbet
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    Alison Guzman
  • signed 2017-05-08 13:10:49 -0400
    Dorchester getting invaded by the FIT (Finance, IT, Technology) elite of the employed, like Southie already has been. Now hip to live in the city. Young, single, mostly white professionals. No kids. Condos everywhere. Traffic congestion on steroids. Locals of course getting priced out. $14 for a margarita at a new local restaurant in Lower Mills. WTF?
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    Stephanie Yesner
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