January 14, 2021

Resources for Evictions in MA

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has released a resource to help tenants that are facing eviction know their rights. This resource includes useful information regarding court orders, financial help, and useful info for hearings. It gives useful tips on tenant’s rights, such as:

  • Your landlord cannot throw you out without a court order
  • You cannot be evicted while a rental assistance application is pending
  • Your landlord cannot discriminate against you because you receive government benefits
  • You have a right to ask to stay in your home until January 31st, 2021 under the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) eviction moratorium.

The Attorney General’s Office will also be funding sites across Massachusetts where tenants and landlords can use computers to attend their virtual hearings. The full list will be posted on www.mass.gov/ago/covid19 or tenants can call (617) 727-8400 for more information.

The resource is available both in English and in Spanish. To access these resources, please click the link below:

If you are facing eviction or are a landlord with a tenant who cannot pay rent, and are in need of legal assistance, email us a request for a lawyer at lrs@bostonbar.org or be referred to a lawyer online instantly here.