BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Alongside the announcement that masks would no longer be required for most indoor public spaces in Boston starting Saturday, the Boston Public Health Commission also said that the eviction moratorium in the City will be sunset on March 31.
The temporary order, introduced in August of 2021, was partly put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as officials feared evictions would lead to a potential spread as residents move in with family or friends in other accommodations.
According to the order, BPHC Executive Director Bisola Ojikutu had determined that time-limited measures would be necessary to sunset the moratorium, giving tenants and agencies reasonable notice to allow them to mitigate. With cases dropping in the City, landlords possessing an execution were recommended to give the city notice to assist tenants in seeking other housing options.
Unless a "serious violation of terms" has occurred, landlords were ordered not to issue eviction notices until the end of March.