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End of eviction moratorium brings worry

ANXIETY IS HIGH among tenants, landlords, and housing advocates as the midnight Saturday expiration date for the federal eviction moratorium looms, but what the end of the tenant protection will actually mean is uncertain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention imposed a nationwide moratorium on evictions 11 months ago. The state had earlier put […]

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Federal judge refuses to lift eviction ban

US DISTRICT COURT Judge Mark Wolf on Thursday refused to order an end to the state’s temporary ban on most evictions and foreclosures, but he indicated the pandemic is not a “blank check” to continue the moratorium indefinitely. “This moratorium was said to be temporary,” Wolf said, according to a transcript. “What is constitutionally permissible […]

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Baker extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER is extending the statewide eviction and foreclosure moratorium by 60 days until October 17. The moratorium, put in place on April 20, was set to expire on August 18.  The moratorium, enacted in response to the widespread economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, suspends most residential and small business commercial evictions, […]

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Tales from the legislative trenches

RESPONDING TO THE fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the Legislature recently passed and the governor signed an eviction and foreclosure moratorium law. It enables people who are unemployed or lost income to postpone paying their rent or mortgage for housing, or rent for a small business. They cannot be evicted or foreclosed on for 120 days or […]