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FRAMINGHAM – Earlier this week the governor signed into law legislation which set a moratorium on most residential and small-business evictions and residential foreclosures for the duration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency and for 45 days following its termination.

This comes in addition to protections for residents passed earlier this month that prohibited the shut-off of essential municipal services for the period of the public health crisis.

“I’m pleased the legislature has taken strong action to advance comprehensive protections for renters, homeowners, and local businesses against eviction or foreclosure for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency and beyond,” said Representative Mike Connolly (D – Cambridge).
“This is the right thing to do for our constituents who are now facing financial hardship and also for the health and well-being of our entire community, as no one should be put out on the street in the middle of a public health disaster. I’m grateful for the support of Speaker DeLeo, Chairs
Honan and Michlewitz, and all my legislative colleagues in passing this bill.”

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