Questions and Answers for Massachusetts community advocates
On October 27, 2020, the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission sponsored a question and answer session for community providers, to share information about common questions people may have now that the Massachusetts eviction moratorium is over. Topics included:
- What the court process and timelines will be like -- both for cases that were frozen when the eviction moratorium went into effect and for new eviction cases
- Information about the federal CDC moratorium
- How to get help if your client has limited english proficiency
- What resources are available -- including legal information and representation, and financial help with back rent such as RAFT
Presenters included: Laura Camara, Justice Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Iris Coloma-Gaines, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Zoe Cronin, Greater Boston Legal Services, Jennifer Howard, Rosie's Place, Gordon Shaw, Community Legal Aid and Lesley Verrilli, Mass 211. With additional assistance from Ben Golden, Suffolk Law School, Rochelle Hahn, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Melanie Rush, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.