Council members to introduce emergency housing package


City Council members Kendra Brooks, Jamie Gauthier and Helen Gym plan to introduce a package of bills aimed at keeping renters in their homes as the coronavirus pandemic takes an economic toll.

“As city council members, we don’t have the authority to cancel rent or to provide mortgage relief to landlords at the local level and so the best thing that we can do is to give renters resources that they might not otherwise have in negotiations with their landlord — time and breathing room to get back on their feet without the threat of eviction looming over them,” said Gauthier, who is introducing two bills.


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The total package — called the Emergency Housing Protection Act — is composed of six bills and one resolution. The council members plan to introduce it

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