In November 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration, MassHousing, Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA), and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Organizations (MACDC) announced a five-point Eviction Diversion Pledge, a commitment from Massachusetts property owners and operators to working with tenants facing financial difficulties because of the pandemic and supporting housing stability during the ongoing fight against the spread of COVID-19. The original press release is available with more details.
As of January 19th, 2021, 68 property owners have committed to the Pledge, representing 140,902 homes across the Commonwealth.
If you own rental housing, please join these affordable housing owners and developers in signing this pledge to work with tenants who have fallen behind on rent:
Asian Community Development Corporation
Berkshire Housing Development Corporation
Birchwood Sustainable Development
B’nai B’rith Housing
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
Community Development Partnership
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
EA Fish Development LLC
Fenway Community Development Corporation
First Realty Management
Harborlight Community Partners
Hilltown Community Development Corporation
Home City Development, Inc.
Homeowners Rehab, Inc.
Housing Families, Inc.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Lawrence Community Works
Lena Park Community Development Corporation
Madison Park Development Corporation
Main South Community Development Corporation
Metro West Collaborative Development
Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services
NeighborWorks Housing Solutions
New Vue Communities
Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
North Shore Community Development Corporation
One Holyoke Community Development Corporation
Planning Office for Urban Affairs
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
Somerville Community Corporation
Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation
Spring Meadhow Association of Responsible Tenants, Inc.
The Community Builders
The Neighborhood Developers
The NHP Foundation
Victory Programs, Inc.
Worcester Common Ground