Group opposing evictions, foreclosures marches in Worcester – News – telegram.com

WORCESTER — Chanting against foreclosures and evictions, a group of about a dozen protesters made their way down Main Street on Friday morning in the pouring rain to draw attention to the expiration of a moratorium in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent people from losing their homes.

The moratorium is due to end Saturday.

“It is in the power of the Legislature to extend it,” said Christopher Horton, a member of the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team. “They have a bill in front of them. They haven’t acted on it. Maybe they thought the governor would act, but he didn’t.”

Horton said the governor put up some money to provide some help to homeowners, tenants and small landlords.

“It looks like a lot of money, but if you look at the number of people it’s going to have to cover, it’s just a token,” he said.

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