News for August 2021

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021

Northampton Offers Landlord Incentive

Advocates struggle to find homes for tenants with new emergency vouchers in Northampton area

By Brian Steele

The Gazette

NORTHAMPTON — Regional and local housing authorities in western Massachusetts have received batches of new emergency housing vouchers, which are available to certain homeless and at-risk individuals and families, but some agencies are having trouble matching tenants with affordable units.

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Posted on Monday, August 9, 2021

End of eviction ban still a concern despite extension

Housing task force relaunched to deal with looming problem of people being displaced


For the Recorder

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an order Wednesday extending the moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the CDC said Walensky determined that “evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of … COVID-19.”

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