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, … Read More
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Governor Charlie Baker has decided to allow the eviction and foreclosure moratorium in the state to expire on Saturday.
It was originally put in place to allow prevent people from losing their homes during the pandemic.
The state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires on Saturday, but this week, Baker announced a new initiative to help tenants and landlords.
Baker’s office released information about the program and said: “This strategy has been designed to be user friendly and easily accessible for tenants and landlords in need, and is comprised of new or expanded programs to help people stay in their homes.”
The $171 million plan includes the following programs:
$100 million to expand the capacity of the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program to provide relief to renters and landlords impacted