Housing Owners, Operators Sign Eviction Diversion Pledge

Boston –  The Baker-Polito Administration, MassHousing, CHAPA, and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Organizations recently announced a five-point eviction diversion pledge, a commitment from property owners and operators to work with tenants facing financial difficulties because of the pandemic.

As of Nov. 10, over 53 property owners committed to the pledge, representing over 57,654 homes across the Commonwealth.

The signers of the Massachusetts’ Eviction Diversion Pledge promise to abide by and support the current CDC Eviction Moratorium, proactively engage with residents and create payment plans, support and accept rental assistance payments, promote rent adjustments for Section 8/MRVP families, and encourage structured and interactive mediation.

The pledge reads, “Compassion for the residents who call our communities home is a principle of each of our organizations and as such, we believe it is vital to take a leadership role in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Additional owners and operators continue to and are encouraged to sign the pledge.

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