Gov. Baker announced today that he's extended the state's ban on evicting tenants and foreclosing on homeowners through Oct. 17, based on an April law letting him due that because of Covid-19.
Baker emphasized that tenants and homeowners should continue making payments if they can - in part because small landlords do not have similar protections.
The Act’s limitations on evictions and foreclosures have allowed many tenants and homeowners impacted by COVID-19 to remain in their homes during the state of emergency. I am confident that this action, coupled with federal assistance, helped to slow the spread of COVID-19 while minimizing the impact to date on vulnerable families and on our housing market. The extension I am declaring today will provide residents of the Commonwealth with continued housing security as businesses cautiously re-open, more people return to work, and we collectively move toward a "new normal."
The moratorium had originally been set to expire Aug. 18.