07.21.2020 | Client Alerts

Governor Baker Extends the MA Eviction Moratorium For 60 Days

Today, Governor Charlie Baker extended the pause on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days, until October 17, 2020, through the authority granted to him by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency, which was signed into law on April 20, 2020. Governor Baker noted that he is, “aware that the extension … will impact many small landlords who rely on rental income to pay their own expenses [and he] strongly encourage[d] tenants to continue to pay rent … to the extent they are able while the moratoria remain in place.” He also noted that his administration has already made available $20 million in emergency rental and mortgage assistance to help lower-income tenants and homeowners make their housing payments. The moratorium was set to expire on August 18, 2020.

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