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Topic: rent control

Direct Action for Rights and Equality protestors held broken hearts to symbolize the need for affordable housing in Rhode Island.

Metro, News

Local advocacy group pushes rent control

March 8, 2018 5 comments

After a childhood littered with eviction notices, Providence native Franklin Rivera began adulthood by moving into an apartment last year — and was promptly faced with a leaking roof, hazardous electrical outlets, an unresponsive landlord and the burden of filing a lawsuit.