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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.

01/25/2021 IMPORTANT FEDERAL EVICTION NEWS:

 

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.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 March 31, 2021. This protection is limited to households who meet certain income and vulnerability criteria.

 

​UNDERSTANDING THE NATIONAL EVICTION MORATORIUM: https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/housing

 

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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