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Name of Creator:Committee for Cambridge Rent Control (Cambridge, Mass.).
Title:Committee for Cambridge Rent Control records
Date:1998-2003 (bulk 2002-2003)
Reference Code:M166
Location Code:56 / 3
Extent:0.70 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection documents the work of the Committee for Cambridge Rent Control (CCRC) to re-establish rent control in Cambridge, Massachusetts by developing an initiative petition to be placed on the ballot during the 2003 local election. Topics covered include rent control policy in the United States and other countries, initiative petitions, and petition challenges. The collection includes minutes and agendas from committee meetings and public forums, drafts of proposed legislation, challenges and counterchallenges regarding signatures to the petition, promotional materials including stickers, a history of attempts to re-establish rent control in Cambridge, and information relating to local organizations that opposed rent control measures.
Historical Abstract:The Committee for Cambridge Rent Control (CCRC) was founded by Cambridge Eviction Free Zone to develop an initiative petition to re-establish rent control in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2003, CCRC gathered enough signatures to place its initiative petition on the ballot for the November elections, but the measure failed to win enough votes to pass. CCRC disbanded in late 2003.
Language and Scripts:Materials predominantly in English, with some material in Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Committee for Cambridge Rent Control (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Cambridge Eviction Free Zone (Cambridge, Mass.)

  • Petitions
  • Rent control
  • Rent control -- Law and legislation
  • Rent control -- Massachusetts -- Boston metropolitan area
  • Affordable housing

Conditions Governing Access:This collection is unrestricted.
Custodial History: Committee for Cambridge Rent Control records were donated to the Archives in November 2007.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Related Materials:Cambridge Eviction Free Zone records (M170)
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal, October 2009