Housing Court Is Expanding
Last year, Governor Baker signed into law statewide Housing Court. This was a major victory for the 84 communities that did not have access to Housing Court.
In 2018, the focus turned to implementation and full funding for the Housing Court and the Tenancy Preservation Program.
On July 26, 2018, Governor Baker signed the FY19 budget which included full funding for the Tenancy Preservation Program ($1.3 million) and full funding for Housing Court Expansion ($2.6 million). The Governor also included increased funding for rental assistance programs that prevent evictions and work hand in hand as a critical resource to strengthen Housing Court.
Now communities can focus on implementation, expanding the Tenancy Preservation Program, creating new Lawyer for the Day Programs, and working with Housing Court staff to set in motion new sittings.
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