Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #252
Order Adopted
Nov 2, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Community Development Department about analyzing eviction data from 2018 through 2021 and come back with a plan on how to use this data to inform our next action steps.

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Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Councillor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The Community Development Department has collected pertinent information from the Massachusetts Court System related to the categorization of eviction data by landlord types, and the number of evictions filed between 2013 and 2017; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Data on eviction filings during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical information to gather in order to inform the City Council and City Manager’s Housing Liaison on ways to prevent eviction filings and pinpoint property owners who have filed numerous evictions; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Facilitated discussions between property owners and tenants can reduce or eliminate evictions and lead to solutions that are beneficial for both parties; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Community Development Department about analyzing eviction data from 2018 through 2021 and come back with a plan on how to use this data to inform our next action steps; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter by December 2020.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Nov 2, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan