Housing Task Force Leads the Conversation on Evictions and Foreclosure Protection

The Everett Housing Task Force, formed in February as a result of a resolution introduced by Councilor Stephanie Martins, has become a forum for important discussions pertaining to the current housing crisis.  “My first order of business on the Council back in February was to create a platform for important housing discussions and an incubator for housing policies.

The Everett Housing Task Force received full support from Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Council President Rosa DiFlorio right from its inception, and was voted unanimously by the Council.

“An amazing and diverse group of reputable individuals has since come together to discuss vital housing matters affecting our City and upcoming housing ordinances,” said Councilor Martins. “Together, we have discussed landlord and tenant’s rights in collaboration with Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office team, resources with Housing Families Inc., Eliot Family Resource Center, and The Everett Haitian Community Center – EHCC, and Right to Counsel with State Senator Sal DiDomenico.”

This Friday, the Task Force will collaborate with City Life/Vida Urbana to bring a series of workshops live on the City of Everett’s Facebook page (English at 6PM, Spanish at 7:30PM), and in Portuguese with Attorney Rafaela Garreta, on important rights information regarding evictions and foreclosure protection after the expiration of the moratorium. The workshop will also be presented in Haitian Creole by the Everett Haitian Community Center on Wednesday, November 25, at 6:30 p.m. Public participation during the Q&A is encouraged.

Follow www.facebook.com/everetthousingtaskforce for more details.

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