Baker-Polito Administration Launches Eviction Diversion Initiative
The Baker-Polito administration has launched a $171 million "Eviction Diversion Initiative" to keep tenants safely in their homes and to support the ongoing expenses of landlords once the commonwealth's pause of evictions and foreclosures expires on Saturday, Oct. 17.
This strategy was developed by a cross-agency team assembled by the administration in coordination with the Massachusetts Trial Court to manage the end of the moratorium on Oct. 17 and reflects input from a broad range of stakeholders.
"The pandemic has created financial challenges for many individuals and families who are struggling with rent payments, and today we are pleased to announce a $171 million initiative to promote household stability, and provide more support for tenants and small landlords," said Gov. Charlie Baker in a statement.
On Tuesday, in answer to questions about extending the state moratorium, the governor said the conditions have changed since spring.