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.
Over the weekend, President Trump issued three COVID-19 related executive orders (EO) on “Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations,” “Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners” and “Other Needs Assistance Program.” The presidential action comes as Congressional and White House negotiations over the next COVID-19 aid package have stalled.Read More