The Berkshire Eagle reported yesterday on “Hundreds of Actions Taken Related to State Evictions”, relying on both the Network and Community Legal Aid for comment. Thanks to journalist Danny Jin who reported:

“Of the 449 such measures issued in December for possession or money judgment, 353 were for nonpayment of rent, according to a Jan. 15 report from the Executive Office of the Trial Court. The measures are termed “executions” and can authorize local sheriff’s offices to remove people from housing.”

Read more here.

We know new legislation will be filed this month to close this gap that is resulting in people becoming homeless during this pandemic. Please stay tuned.

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