CORI Sealing Information Session
As we know, CORI records frequently create barriers for tenants to find housing. We have a chance to learn more about how to advance bills in the Legislature that can help make the necessary change happen.

Please join the Criminal Justice Reform Caucus of the MA Legislature for this information session:

Wednesday, June 14
1 pm – 2 pm
Virtual attendees can tune in here

In person at the State House, House Members’ Lounge, 3rd Floor

We will hear from leaders in this work and our legislators as well. Click here to see more detail on the speakers, proposed bills and sponsors of the event (or here for the Facebook event).

Community Legal Aid Training on Tenants Rights and Responsibilities
Thursday, June 15
1-2:30 pm on Zoom
Register here.

Community Legal Aid’s Housing and Homelessness Unit provides legal services to help tenants facing eviction, homeowners who are threatened with foreclosure, homeless families who need to access the state’s Emergency Assistance shelter program, and people trying to get into affordable housing. The unit also runs a housing discrimination testing and enforcement program.

This training will provide information on the various services CLA offers, including the ways they assist tenants, and how tenants can apply for their services; the different types of tenancies that can exist in MA, how to identify what kind of tenancy a person has, and what basic legal rights and responsibilities a tenant has as a result, both during and at the end of their tenancy; strategies for dealing with bad conditions and/or other landlord misconduct; and the basics of the eviction process, including what a landlord is required to do to start an eviction case in Court, what tenants can do to defend against the case, and resources they can access during the process.

Staff Attorney Raquel Manzanares will lead the training.

Please join on Thursday, June 15, 1-2:30 pm on Zoom. Register here!

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