Mass. eviction, foreclosure moratorium has expired

Thousands of Massachusetts families are at risk of losing housing amid the coronavirus pandemic as the state’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium has come to an end.That ruling, which expired Saturday, had protected tenants from being kicked out of their homes during the COVID-19 crisis. There were protests across Boston during the past few days calling for an extension of the moratorium.Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have announced millions of dollars in additional resources for people who are having trouble paying rent.Upon the expiration of the state’s moratorium, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium immediately kicked in. Residents, however, have to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be protected by the CDC moratorium. This comes as many landlords and banks have been footing the bill, and concerns growing over some people taking advantage of the moratorium.While landlords could begin serving eviction notices as early as Monday, the process usually takes weeks — if not months — in housing court, and thousands of cases are already backed up due to the pandemic.

Thousands of Massachusetts families are at risk of losing housing amid the coronavirus pandemic as the state’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium has come to an end.

That ruling, which expired Saturday, had protected tenants from being kicked out of their homes during the COVID-19 crisis.

There were protests across Boston during the past few days calling for an extension of the moratorium.

Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have announced millions of dollars in additional resources for people who are having trouble paying rent.

Upon the expiration of the state’s moratorium, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium immediately kicked in. Residents, however, have to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be protected by the CDC moratorium.

This comes as many landlords and banks have been footing the bill, and concerns growing over some people taking advantage of the moratorium.

While landlords could begin serving eviction notices as early as Monday, the process usually takes weeks — if not months — in housing court, and thousands of cases are already backed up due to the pandemic.

Source Article