Massachusetts recently announced a new Eviction Diversion Initiative to help households as the eviction moratorium in Massachusetts expires. Part of our work is reaching out to networks across the Commonwealth to reach more residents with new and expanded resources, including rental assistance and legal resources.
We are asking the local public health network to help us in our effort to reach households early - before an eviction takes place - to provide funding and mediation tools to work with landlords. We've launched a new website that connects residents to their local Housing Consumer Education Center, answers frequently asked questions, and more at the Resources for Renters, Homeowners, and Landlords page.
Residents can also call 211, which features a language line and trained staff. Time is of the essence - there is funding available now and the earlier households apply for aid, the quicker they will receive it.