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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 UPDATE FROM MA UTILITY COMPANIES

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

10/10/2020 IMPORTANT UPDATE: 

When the Baker-Polito Moratorium on Evictions & Foreclosures expires on October 17, 2020 the Federal moratorium established by the Center for Desease Control and Prevention (CDC) will become effective in Massachusetts:

 

Through DECEMBER 31, 2020 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.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/declaration-form.pdf 

 

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 DECEMBER 31, 2020. This protection is limited to households who meet certain income and vulnerability criteria.

 

​YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE: 

Frequently asked quetions about COVID-19 evictions: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-eviction-diversion-frequently-asked-questions

 

Eviction Diversion initiative Overview: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-eviction-diversion-initiative-overview

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