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27% of Massachusetts Apartment Renters Facing Evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended the national ban on evictions through the end of June.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

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The eviction ban was scheduled to expire in two days, and advocates warned of a spike in evictions without an extension.

Around 27% of Massachusetts apartment renters said they didn’t pay last month’s rent, according to a survey published in March by the Census Bureau. Closer to 33% of Black renters reported the same.

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Source: CNBC


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