Rental Assistance and Legal Help Is Available

From the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project:  Due to recent changes to the law, we wanted to reach out to make sure you have up-to-date information about tenants’ legal rights and available resources. On August 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease for Control extended the federal eviction moratorium. It will cover many, but not all tenants. You can find more information about the moratorium at bit.ly/COVIDEvictionMoratorium

 

Many tenants facing housing insecurity do not know how to get rental assistance and free legal aid.  As we face another surge of COVID cases, we must ensure that tenants are getting the help they need to stabilize their housing. 


 

We are urging tenants facing eviction not to move out and to seek rental assistance and legal aid.

·  For rental assistance, call 2-1-1 or find your local housing agency at  masshousinginfo.org/

·  For legal help and information, call 2-1-1 or visit the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project site at evictionlegalhelp.org/find-legal-help/

·  To connect with grassroots organizations in your area, call or text the Homes for All Massachusetts hotline at 617-819-0188 in English or Spanish or visit homesforallmass.netlify.app/help/

Please help to spread the word about the assistance that is available.


You can find answers to many frequently asked questions on the website

https://evictionlegalhelp.org/legal-rights/tenants/