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New Law Changes Eviction Process

On June 16, 2021, the Governor signed a COVID-19 policy extension bill into law. The new law continues and, over time, scales back some key provisions related to the eviction process that was first put in place on December 31, 2020…

May 17 Reopening Announcement

On May 17, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the final stage of reopening Massachusetts. As of May 29, 2021, all industry restrictions and capacity limitations will be rescinded. The Department…

CDC Eviction Moratorium Remains in Place

On May 14 a U.S. District Court judge ruled to keep the CDC eviction moratorium in place during an appeal of the case challenging its existence. On May 5, the same judge previously issued a decision striking down…

Eviction Moratorium Update

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eviction moratorium remains in place for now. On May 5, a U.S. District Court judge issued a decision striking down the federal eviction moratorium. However, the next day the court issued a temporary order keeping the moratorium in place…

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries will reopen effective Monday, May 10th. They are also…

Important Update: REALTORS® Gain PPP State Tax Benefits

On April 1st, Governor Baker signed a new bill into law that secures REALTOR® tax benefits (H.90). MAR advocated in support of a key component of this bill that extends state tax exemption to all loans…

Join Us for an Emergency Rental Assistance Training Session

You are invited to join a training session on the new Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program on April 8, 2021 at 12:30pm.  This 75-minute session will…

Update to Business Capacity and Gathering Limits

Effective March 1, Massachusetts will move into Phase 3, Step 2 of the state’s reopening plan. This will allow indoor performance venues and indoor recreational activities to reopen in accordance with capacity restrictions…

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Governor Baker announced that the state will be continuing with its vaccine plan to protect the state’s most vulnerable people and maintain health care capacity and released the following additional details…

Biden Administration Announces PPP Updates

The Biden Administration announced several changes to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), in-line with its earlier commitment to ensure that the program reaches the smallest…