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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill SD.1082 193rd (Current)

An Act promoting access to counsel and housing stability in Massachusetts

Bill Information

Presenter:
Sal N. DiDomenico

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a statewide access to counsel program for evictions to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness and, to respond to a housing emergency that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated, and whereas, evictions lead to homelessness, housing instability, overcrowding, displacement, diminished economic opportunity, 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
Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. 12th Hampden
Jack Patrick Lewis 7th Middlesex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Jacob R. Oliveira Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester

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