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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.874 192nd (2021 - 2022)

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

Sal N. DiDomenico

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.


Name District/Address
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
Jack Patrick Lewis 7th Middlesex
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Carlos González 10th Hampden
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
Erika Uyterhoeven 27th Middlesex
Joanne M. Comerford Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Walter F. Timilty Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
Adam G. Hinds Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Eric P. Lesser First Hampden and Hampshire
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Brendan P. Crighton Third Essex
Joan B. Lovely Second Essex
Patrick M. O'Connor Plymouth and Norfolk
Mathew J. Muratore 1st Plymouth
Susannah M. Whipps 2nd Franklin
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
John C. Velis Second Hampden and Hampshire
Carol A. Doherty 3rd Bristol
Harriette L. Chandler First Worcester
Alan Silvia 7th Bristol
Rebecca L. Rausch Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Diana DiZoglio First Essex
Adam Gomez Hampden
Michael D. Brady Second Plymouth and Bristol
Anne M. Gobi Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Lydia Edwards First Suffolk and Middlesex
Sonia Chang-Diaz Second Suffolk
Steven C. Owens 29th Middlesex

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