This webinar will give an in-depth answer to the question, "What can you tell me about evictions during the pandemic?" The focus will be on Massachusetts eviction records, which are public. MassLandlords staff have been studying evictions since 2015. We now publish weekly eviction data reports.
- What's the difference between a court filing and a forced move-out?
- Where are the official eviction data?
- Why is MassLandlords producing weekly reports?
- Are eviction filings more or less frequent than before the pandemic?
- Are forced move-outs happening?
- Why are renters being taken to court?
- What kinds of households are being filed against?
- What kinds of landlords are going to court?
- What can we say about discrepancies in representation rates?
- What is "housing crisis" normal?
- What can we say about total and average arrears?
- What has state and federal government done that is helping?
- Is there more to do?
This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to over 2,000 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a term-limited and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Friday, January 22nd
- 12:00pm Webinar Begins
- 1:00pm Webinar Ends
This webinar is Open to the public. Membership is not required!
Webinar Details (hosted by Zoom)
We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.
- You can chat questions. You will not be on video or audio.
Registrants will have full access to the webinar, including watching live or watching the recording any time after the webinar is posted.
Watch Live (on January 22, 2020 12:00 PM):
Topic: Massachusetts COVID Eviction Filings Webinar Jan 22 Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ks-do_0NSomS5XbwjZ8bqg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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This event will be recorded. Video, slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to our page on Massachusetts Eviction Data and Housing Court Statistics.
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