BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker extended the pause on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days, until October 17, 2020, through the authority granted to the governor by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency, which was signed into law on April 20, 2020. This law’s limitations on evictions and foreclosures have allowed many tenants and homeowners impacted by COVID-19 to remain in their homes during the state of emergency, and this extension provides residents of the Commonwealth with continued housing security as businesses cautiously re-open, more people return to work, and the state collectively moves toward a “new normal.” The moratorium was set to expire on August 18, 2020.
MFM Annual Meeting was postponed until August 8, 2020 at the Boston Tavern in Middleboro. This is a tentative date depending on opening of the restaurants. We will keep you updated as we get further information. There will be a Guardian going out in July for those that have not made reservations yet, pending the Governors regulations.
This addresses concerns about pending or active eviction matters filed before the pandemic –
Effective immediately, all Housing Court divisions shall remain open during regular business hours, subject to the below modifications. The First Justice and Clerk-Magistrate of each division shall collectively exercise their discretion in the scheduling of matters in satellite sessions, which may include rescheduling matters to be heard at the division’s main location. This Order is temporary and is subject to be modified or rescinded at any time, as necessary to address the fluctuating circumstances arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading →
House 1275 Senate 815 Alternate Dispute Resolution Program
PASS THESE BILL; This will allow residents to file complaints against owners and have their issues heard before The Manufactured Home Commission. This will stop court cases and thousands of dollars in court costs. This will also stop years in court for the Judge to tell the owners they were wrong and abide by the laws on the books. This is in Joint Housing Committee: House: Representative Kevin Honan, Chair, Representative Joseph McGonagle, Vice Chair. 617-722-2470 Senate: Senator Brendon Crighton, Chair Senator Julian Cyr, Vice Chair 617-722-1350Continue reading →
The Attorney General’s office has added a link to the online complaint portal right on the Manufactured Housing Website. On the site you will see the portal to link you for a complaint process.
This will enable the Attorney General’s Manufactured Housing Unit to process your complaints faster. If possible please use this for a quick response. There is still the phone 617-727-2000 X 2460 or 617-963-2460.
ROC USA® was launched in May 2008 to serve one mission: To make quality resident ownership viable nationwide and to expand economic opportunities for homeowners in manufactured (aka “mobile”) home communities.
Today, nine regional nonprofits represent the Certified Technical Assistance Providers (CTAPs) in ROC USA Network. From the start, a strong role for CTAPs who have a presence in local markets for in-person training as well as market development and partnership building has been critical to the mission.Continue reading →