The Somerville Board of Health (BOH) approved a proposal at its June 17 meeting that revises and extends the City’s current residential eviction moratorium for 90 days, until September 15.
The BOH also approved ending the commercial eviction moratorium and allowing landlords and their agents to enter residential units for non-emergency reasons, with 48 hours advance written notice to tenants, an opportunity to reschedule where necessary, and provided that COVID protocols are followed. The City’s emergency declaration will remain in effect throughout this 90-day period.
The original Emergency Order Establishing a Moratorium on Eviction Enforcement in the City of Somerville was issued by Mayor Curtatone and the BOH in March 2020.
The City’s Office of Housing Stability (OHS) is available to help residents facing eviction. If you are facing eviction or have been unable to pay your rent, contact OHS by filling out the intake form at http://www.somervillema.gov/ohs or calling 617-625-6600 x2581.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings should contact Nancy Bacci in advance at 617-625-6600 x2250 or NBacci@somervillema.gov.