3. Housing Programs, 1972-2007 (bulk 1991-2005)
This series documents Cambridge Eviction Free Zone's housing justice work. Its major efforts related to increasing funding for affordable housing creation; supporting tenants facing evictions, large rent increases, and landlord intimidation; preserving expiring-use and decontrolled buildings as affordable housing; assisting tenants with the formation of tenant associations; and campaigning for rent control. Tenant informational resources and records pertaining to buildings and tenant associations may predate the founding of EFZ. Major projects include the $10 Million Plan, Campaign to Save 2000 Homes, and Rent Control Committee / Committee for Cambridge Rent Control, which are documented in this series. Of particular interest is the rent strike at 580 Massachusetts Avenue (Box 19, Folder 30), a significant victory from EFZ's early years. The materials include press clippings, tenants' and building association records, meeting minutes and agendas, City Council meeting records and correspondence, flyers, protest and demonstration planning records, proposed legislation and ordinances, and tenant case files. Case files relating to individual tenants are restricted.
- 1972-2007 (bulk 1991-2005)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: Materials are in English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese.
Conditions Governing Access:
Files containing tenant information are restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for more information.
From the Collection: 18.40 cubic feet (21 containers, 8 flat file folders)
7.0 cubic ft.
- From the Collection: Cambridge Eviction Free Zone (Cambridge, Mass.) (Organization)