Domestic Violence Archive

Domestic violence bill is now law, with changes we wanted

Our lobbying efforts have paid off! In a major victory for SPOA, the Massachusetts Legislature passed unanimously a revised domestic violence bill that conforms to SPOA’s suggestions. As passed, the new law eliminates the provisions that would have made it nearly impossible to evict victim-of-domestic-violence households. The revised bill allows tenants to break their leases [&hellip

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Domestic violence bill would abuse small landlords

September 2009 A bill at the State Legislature to give “housing rights” to alleged victims of domestic violence would place impossible burdens on small landlords in particular. The bill – House Bill No. 1747 – would block eviction of any self-claimed victim of domestic violence, stop rent increases, and allow non-victims to easily abuse the [&hellip

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