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Center for Housing Data: Eviction filings eclipse pre-pandemic levels

Nov 23, 2020 – On October 17, Massachusetts’ eviction moratorium expired, opening the door for eviction filings to resume. While a national CDC moratorium is preventing eviction executions for qualified households until January 1, 2021, it is not preventing filings from picking up across Massachusetts. In its latest research for the COVID Community Data Lab , MHP’s Center for Housing Data found that during the first few weeks after the moratorium, eviction filings steadily increased. By mid-November, weekly filings had returned to pre-pandemic figures (over 600/week). Concerns remain that without additional support & protections, eviction filings will continue to rise in the coming weeks. Read the brief to learn more about the state of evictions and housing stability in Massachusetts & the policies in place to mitigate a dangerous surge.

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