U.S. Supreme Court Ends Federal Eviction Moratorium

On August 26, 2021, the United State Supreme Court invalidated the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Supreme Court agreed with a lower court ruling that the CDC lacked the authority to enact such an eviction moratorium.

In Massachusetts, certain state eviction protections remain in place. Most importantly, state law requires courts to delay eviction cases if there is a pending application for emergency rental assistance applications. This protection is in place through April 1, 2022. 

If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and need immediate assistance with rent or other resources visit CHAPA's COVID resource page.