Boston Mayor Martin Walsh exits City Hall to begin a press conference on May 19, 2020. Photo by Jeremiah Robinson | City of Boston

The Boston Housing Authority is extending its moratorium on “nonessential evictions” – all except those related to criminal activity or that are “necessary to protect the health and safety of BHA residents, employees, and others” – through the end of the year, Mayor Martin Walsh’s office announced Friday.

A statewide eviction and foreclosure moratorium is in place until Aug. 18, and a bill has been filed to extend it and impose additional tenant protections.

“As we work to tackle an economic crisis and a public health emergency, it is critical that we take every step we can to ensure that our residents have stable housing,” BHA administrator Kate Bennett said in a statement. “This moratorium buys critical time for our residents to weather the COVID-19 public health emergency until both of these crises have abated.”

BHA Extends Eviction Moratorium

by State House News Service time to read: 1 min