2021 – December

Meeting Attendees 12-02-2021Another meeting, a great new location at the Whaler Motor Inn, 500 Hathaway Road, New Bedford.

Guest speakers Judge Joseph L Michaud and Clerk-Magistrate Mark Jeffries. Close to the end of the Covid problems, Southeastern MA Housing Court is the most efficient court in executions. That has caused some problems, we do need to fight bad legislation.

Pushing in-person hearings, less backup. Mediation still done virtually, execution in person. If one party doesn’t show up, they forfeit. RAFT applications extended to April 2022, could go further. Landlords can help tenants with the applications, even be advisable. Don’t get RAFT for people on disability, still collecting. Always a good idea to get Photo ID.