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WHAT DO TENANTS & LANDLORDS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE "Moratorium on Evictions & Foreclosures in Massachusetts During the COVID-19 & UTILITY SHUT OFF NEWS

11/13/2020 update by MA Utility Companies:

Eversource, and every other electric and gas company, agreed to halt residential terminations until April 1, 2021.



The federal eviction moratorium by the CDC HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2021


The CDC moratorium will prevent evictions for non-payment for qualified tenants who submit a WRITTEN DECLARATION to their Landlord. Print and fill out this form. 


The Courts will accept filings and process cases, and may enter judgements, but will NOT issue an order of execution (the court order that allows a landlord to evict a tenant) until AFTER the expiration of the CDC order on March 31, 2021. This protection is limited to households who meet certain income and vulnerability criteria.




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