“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.”
“They’re staying at a friend’s house. They’re staying with an aunt. They’re not staying at Park Street station at one o’clock at night freezing.”
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
“What is really critical is that community members have a voice in shaping the direction of what gets developed in our underdeveloped areas of Somerville.”