“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.”
For days, he and his crew had been converting dorm rooms into shelters for those experiencing homelessness while the predicted peak of coronavirus pandemic looms. “I felt like I needed to do my part to help, and this was my chance.”
From cases where landlords hiked the rental price of apartments and living spaces by 30 to 40% in less than a day, to violations of Boston’s five-or-more rule, problems persist.
In battling eviction through hardship, a matriarch reveals the cruel reality of housing in Mass