Massachusetts Signs Eviction & Foreclosure Bill

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed the eviction and foreclosure moratorium bill (H.4647). The law temporarily halts all stages of most evictions. For homeowners, the law temporarily stops foreclosures and requires lenders to offer mortgage forbearance for those affected by COVID-19. This bill, however, does not cancel missed rent and mortgage payments.