Does Someone Need to Sue for Rental Assistance?

Massachusetts has set aside roughly $1 billion for pandemic rental assistance. But roughly half of applicants aren’t able to finish their 13-page applications. The net result is a loss of affordable housing run by small landlording businesses, plus despair in many Massachusetts homes.

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Eviction Cases Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

New eviction cases for failing to pay rent are back to pre-pandemic levels in Massachusetts six weeks after a state ban expired, and housing advocates want a stronger response from Beacon Hill given the rise in COVID-19 infection rates and the looming end to a federal moratorium ban.