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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.

Cosponsors

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

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