Boston Issues Eviction Moratorium, Citing COVID-19

Boston Issues Eviction Moratorium, Citing COVID-19

Industry Update
September 1, 2021

Source: NBC 10 Boston
Additional Resource:  BG Daily News

Boston declared a moratorium on evictions in the city on Tuesday and is working to set up a $5 million fund to prevent foreclosures, officials announced.

The move comes less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal eviction moratorium, allowing evictions to resume.

“My housing stability agenda protects renters with a new eviction moratorium in the city of Boston,” Mayor Kim Janey said in an announcement video. “The loss of federal eviction protections and the ongoing pandemic has put our most vulnerable neighbors at risk of losing their homes.”

The eviction moratorium goes into effect immediately, temporarily preventing tenants from being kicked out by landlords and property owners, according to an announcement from the city.


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