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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…

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…

Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Extended

Today, the Biden administration announced that it is extending the foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance through the end of June. This will continue to provide relief to…

New Eviction Rules: What You Need to Know

On December 31, Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020 which makes important changes to eviction rules and procedures that will be in effect until the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency…

Federal COVID Relief Bill

On December 21, Congress passed the latest COVID-19 relief bill. NAR has worked hard advocating for several of the key provisions of the bill and has a detailed breakdown of the bill available online…

FAQ for Landlords about Accepting State Funded Rental Assistance

The Department of Housing & Community Development posted a FAQ for landlords on accepting state-funded rental assistance that will hopefully answer a lot of questions that…

Updated Guidance on Gatherings & Face Coverings

On November 2, 2020, Governor Baker issued COVID-19 Order #54 which limits indoor gatherings to 10 people. Importantly, the Order expressly includes gatherings in private residences…

Eviction Moratorium Info

On October 17, 2020, the Massachusetts eviction moratorium expired. To assist tenants facing challenges, Governor Baker announced a comprehensive Eviction Diversion Initiative in-line with our advocacy…