Archives Guide ~ Rent Equity Board (9705)

Historical note

Rent Control in Boston was ended by a state-wide referendum in 1994. The Rental Housing Resource Center was created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 to provide advice, information, and assistance to Boston landlords and tenants who have problems or questions about rental housing issues. The Rent Equity Board consisting of five residents of the City appointed by the Mayor is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Rental Housing Equity Ordinance. A Rent Board was first established in Boston by Chapter 11 of the Ordinances of 1970.

9705.001 Records 1970-1996 59 record cartons

Scope and Contents note
Records of the Boston Rent Board which was established to determine fair rents and regulate evictions. Includes proceedings, decisions, forms, case files, publications, etc. This collection is unprocessed.

9705.002 Board proceedings 1971-1996 65 record cartons

Scope and Contents note
Includes minutes, docket books and related material of the Boston Rent Board.