COVID-19 Landlord/Tenant Resource Page

About This Page

This page was released on April 28th, 2020. The main purpose of this page is to provide landlords and tenants the resources they need to navigate the new challenges we are faced with due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Dear Tenants and Landlords,

We put this page together as an information source for all of you. I want to remind everyone on both sides, including landlords and tenants that this is a difficulty time for everyone.  Many people are unemployed, having trouble paying rent, many people are having trouble paying mortgages and it s very important that we all communicate with one another to be upfront about the current situation. 

Some of the links, blogs, and videos below will assist you in navigating this problem.  If you don’t find what you need please feel free to reach out to us.

-Anthony Lamacchia, Owner LPM

COVID-19 Blogs

During this inconsistent and ever-changing time here are some recent resources to help you understand what is happening and keep you informed.

Eviction Diversion Initiative

Governor Baker Announces the Eviction Diversion Initiative

With the upcoming expiration of the Eviction Moratorium vastly approaching on October 17th, you might want to consider prior being too fast to evict! Governor Baker & administration have announced a new $171 million initiative, named the Eviction Diversion Initiative, that’ll help keep people to be housed safely after the current Eviction Moratorium expires on

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eviction bill passes

Governor Baker Signs New Eviction Bill

Anthony recently discussed the bill with Realtors on the Crush It In Real Estate FB page. Watch here as he explains his thoughts… https://youtu.be/k4mf5bO8g40 The highly debated and controversial bill that was aimed at pausing evictions during this pandemic was signed by Governor Baker on Monday, April 20, 2020.   This is an extremely difficult time

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Landlord/Tenant Video Updates

Anthony will provide video updates on how to handle this fluid time as well as update on new rental assistance programs that have passed. Keep up to date and stay informed!

Tenant Resources

Tenants, be sure to keep up with the government-assisted programs that are being developed and passed to ensure financial aide to those in need.

Landlord Mortgage Assistance Section

As of Wednesday, March 25th, The Division of Banks on behalf of Governor Baker called for all regulated financial institutions to follow new guidance to accommodate borrowers who are affected by COVID-19 and cannot make timely payments. These actions include:

  • 60-day postponement of foreclosures;

  • 60-or-more day grace period for late mortgage payments that includes waiving late fees, online payment fees, and reporting to credit agencies;

  • Offering borrowers an additional 60-day grace period to complete trial loan modifications;

  • Ensuring the consistent availability of account management and customer service capabilities for borrowers, even if the mortgage servicer closes its office; and

  • Providing proactive outreach to borrowers explaining what assistance they offer.

 Click here to learn more.

Mortgage Servicer Information

If you are concerned about paying your mortgage, be proactive and contact your mortgage company right away.  Many of them are allowing delay of payments until summer without impacting credit.  Be sure to CONFIRM DIRECTLY WITH THEM and don’t take it from us.

Landlord Resources

Landlords, be sure to keep up with the government-assisted programs that are being developed and passed to ensure financial aide to those in need.

State Resource Links