“The results of this study are deeply troubling and further reinforce the immediate need to address the longstanding injustices Black people face in every aspect of their lives.”
Speakers presented a new report created by researches at Massachusetts Institute for Technology and City Life, which revealed that 70% of evictions in Boston are in communities where the majority of the population are people of color—Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan.
“In a community like Chelsea, with many families in one [housing] unit … With a disease as contagious as this one, isolation is the key.”
“It was sort of testing the water with it, seeing what [evictions] they can get away with. This legislation stopped folks in their tracks before it caught on.”
“We were realizing what a big problem this is. We needed to take a larger, more system-based response to it.”