Please see this announcement from MA Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox:
We are very pleased to launch the next phase of our Eviction Diversion Initiative. Through the COVID-19 Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP), a substantial expansion of free legal help for low-income tenants as well as low-income owner-occupants of 2-3 family properties navigating the eviction process has started. These services can be used before the eviction process begins, as well as once a notice has been received, and can be used in coordination with the mediation services we have already rolled out. For these services income eligibility is capped at 200% of federal poverty level.
Services will be available in every region and can be found on a new website built for this initiative: https://evictionlegalhelp.org/. Households can also call 2-1-1, and learn more at our website, www.mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp.
Please post and share information about expanded legal services with your organization’s members and community. Resources such as a new video in English and Spanish, social media posts and new flyers in seven languages can be found on our website.