Activists pushing to extend eviction protections

Organizers and legislators are renewing their push for the Housing Stability Act proposed in July. At a press conference Sept. 30 hosted by Homes for All Massachusetts, supporters gathered at the State House and on Zoom to share their concern for the end of the governor’s eviction moratorium.

Though Boston’s public housing eviction moratorium won’t expire until the year’s end, on Oct. 17 private landlords can begin the eviction process once again.

Andres Del Castillo, an organizer with Right to the City Boston and City Life/Vida Urbana, hosted the Zoom portion of the conference. He emphasized how difficult it has been to hear stories of eviction happening just this week. At the State House, state Rep. Mike Connolly and Sen. Patricia Jehlen both spoke in support of the emergency bill that should provide protection from homelessness. Connolly authored the bill with Rep. Kevin G. Honan.

“Unless the governor


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