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To: Massachusetts Governor Baker, Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Spilka

During the coronavirus crisis: ban evictions and foreclosures, cancel rent and mortgages, and guarantee safe housing for all

The health and safety of all Massachusetts residents depends on people across our state staying home and physically distancing. To make this possible, our state government must immediately take these steps:

  1. Ban evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery period
  2. Cancel rent and mortgage payments for all those unable to pay during the crisis
  3. Guarantee that in the aftermath of the crisis renters and homeowners will not face eviction, foreclosure, or pressure to repay impossible levels of housing debt from the crisis
  4. Provide comprehensive support to people who are unhoused or living in overcrowded conditions, including safe isolation for the sick and relocation of people in crowded shelters

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Homes for All Massachusetts
Alternatives for Community and Environment (Boston, MA)
Arise for Social Justice (Springfield, MA)
Chinese Progressive Association (Boston, MA)
Chinatown Community Land Trust (Boston, MA)
City Life / Vida Urbana (Boston, MA)
Lynn United For Change (Lynn, MA)
New England United for Justice (Boston, MA)
Springfield No One Leaves (Springfield, MA)
Boston Food for Activists (Boston, MA)
State Rep. Mike Connolly
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
Chelsea Collaborative (Chelsea, MA)
Asian American Resource Workshop (Boston, MA)
SEIU Local 509
Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc. (Somerville, MA)
Act on Mass
Dorchester People for Peace (Boston, MA)
Revere Youth in Action (Revere, MA)
Dorchester Not for Sale (Boston, MA)
Dorchester Food Co-op (Boston, MA)
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Boston
Mass NOW
Boston Liberation Health (Boston, MA)
Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
DAG Fund for Social Justice (Cambridge, MA)
Progressive Massachusetts
Matahari Women Workers' Center
Housing = Health (Boston, MA)
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