A federal eviction moratorium still applies to Massachusetts residential real estate, but now that the different state moratorium is over, what do we know about the impact of such a policy? At first glance, it looks to have been unnecessary or even harmful.
Last week bought more welcome news from the multifamily sector, as another group of large landlords declared they would work with tenants behind on rent to avoid evictions. But don’t confuse them with anything more than a band-aid.
While the governor’s plan is not particularly bold, it is one that promises to bring real relief to thousands of Massachusetts families. But it is imperative that public pressure be applied to ensure that sufficient resources are made available to meet the challenge.
Boston says it will resume accepting applications for its rental assistance fund for lower-income residents at risk of eviction, with $5 million available.
With the expiration of Massachusetts’ eviction ban on Saturday, Oct. 17, the state’s court system is now available to landlords seeking to file eviction claims.
Housing activists marched to Gov. Charlie Baker’s home in Swampscott on Wednesday to call on him to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A key legislative leader on Beacon Hill says he believes more than twice the amount the governor is prepared to spend on rental vouchers will be needed to avert a crisis.
Real estate industry members should be cautious about drawing broad conclusions from current disruptions in the Greater Boston apartment market.
Despite promises to the contrary, executive orders President Donald Trump signed Saturday do not prevent evictions.
Gov. Charlie Baker engaged in a time-honored Beacon Hill political tradition in the face of a growing eviction crisis: kicking the can down the road.
The Legislature’s Housing Committee is launching a public feedback period on a proposal that would keep a mandatory pause on virtually all evictions and foreclosures in place for at least a year.
If legislators pass one of the leading proposals on Beacon Hill to deal with a possible eviction crisis without offering funding equal to its scope, they could be opening a pandora’s box.
State officials will dedicate $20 million to offer rental and mortgage help to low-income households not covered by the state’s current emergency assistance program, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday afternoon.
With seemingly dwindling prospects of new federal aid for people still struggling to pay rent thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, the state could see “chaos” as its eviction and foreclosure moratorium ends Aug. 18, a leading housing advocate says.
Beacon Hill should beware the growing possibility Massachusetts will face a housing crisis this summer or fall.