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letter from the executive director, logo Letter from the Executive Director for May 2021: Participate in RAFT/ERAP

Over the last month we have worked very hard on services, core operations, and policy. We are in the process of piloting preferred pricing with the Home Depot. Presently our Home Depot program only gives discounts on paint or via the PRO desk. The pilot is evaluating whether we can…

The Court Ordered a Continuance. Now What?

By Peter Vickery, Esq., Legislative Affairs Counsel Good things come to those who wait, as the saying goes. If so, somewhere in Massachusetts there must be a warehouse full of boxes (each one awaiting to delivery to a landlord with a pending summary-process case) labeled “Good Things.” Even before the…

RAFT: How many public employees does it take to answer a simple question about case load?

By Peter Vickery, Esq., Legislative Affairs Counsel In March 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 13, which directed “non-essential” businesses to close their brick-and-mortar operations. Thousands of Massachusetts residents lost their jobs and livelihoods. The following month, the governor and legislature enacted Chapter 65, which not only banned…