About 7,500 people have now signed the petition for a moratorium on evictions in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Because of your voices and solidarity together, a Chief Justice has ordered the postponement of most evictions in Massachusetts to April 21st.
IMPORTANT: If you or anyone you know in the Boston, MA area is facing eviction, please call our hotline at (617) 934-5006 (English) or (617) 397-3773 (Spanish). We can help you understand what the postponement order means for your case, plus other details about your rights and resources.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Massachusetts legislators are considering a crucial eviction bill today. It’s called An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID19 Emergency, HD.4935. This bill would implement a full moratorium on evictions in our state, covering gaps in the current postponement order. We’re asking you to take action and help implement this full moratorium! We understand clearly that additional interventions are needed beyond a moratorium – but first, winning a moratorium is crucial right now.
Make 3 calls today to ask our electeds to pass HD.4935 for a state-wide, full eviction moratorium.
Governor: Charlie Baker, (617) 725-4005 (@CharlieBakerMA)
Representative Michlewitz, (617) 722-2990 (@RepMichlewitz)
Sen. Michael Rodriguez, (617) 722-1114 (@SenRodrigues)
Here’s our suggestion of what to say:
“Hello, my name is ________, and I’m a resident of Massachusetts. I’m calling on you to put an immediate moratorium on evictions in our state during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. I request that you do everything in your power to pass HD.4935, the bill to implement a moratorium. Thank you.”
Thanks for your compassion and support for all of our neighbors in this dire crisis. In solidarity,
–City Life/Vida Urbana