Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has extended the Commonwealth’s coronavirus pandemic moratorium on evictions and foreclosures by 60 days.
The moratorium, which was signed into law April 20, will now be in effect through Oct. 17, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. It was originally set to expire August. 18.
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.
Gov. Baker added he was aware that the extension would affect small Boston real estate landlords, many of whom have been calling for their own bailout for months and lobbying against “anti-landlord laws.”