Legal Services Coalition Responds to Wave of Evictions in Georgetowne

The Bay State Banner reports that Beacon Communities, the company that manages Georgetowne Homes in Hyde Park, recently moved to evict more than 100 residents in a single month. Despite the company’s claim that the evictions were a last resort, there is significant pandemic-related funding available that owners of income-restricted units like the Georgetowne Homes can use to cover the costs of tenants’ missed payments.

In response to the spate of evictions, a coalition of legal services organizations including Greater Boston Legal Services, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School wrote a joint letter to Beacon Communities, urging the company to dismiss the eviction cases against its tenants and instead rely on federal and state funds available for housing relief.

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