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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.874 192nd (Current)

An Act promoting housing stability and homelessness prevention in Massachusetts

By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 874) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis, Carlos González and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote housing stability and homelessness prevention through a right to counsel pilot program in Massachusetts in response to the COVID-emergency. Housing.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Sal N. DiDomenico
Status:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a statewide right to counsel program for evictions to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness and, in response to a housing emergency that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated, and whereas, evictions lead to homelessness, housing instability, overcrowding, displacement, and disruption of schooling for children, all of which are associated with negative health,, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 2 actions for Bill S.874
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 Senate Referred to the committee on Housing
3/29/2021 House House concurred

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