|Multi Request||tenants evicted as a result of arrest|
|Submitted||Dec. 18, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
The number of tenants and housing voucher recipients (such as those receiving section 8) who have lost their housing, either through eviction or loss of voucher, due to arrests or felony convictions. This includes tenants who may have lost their housing because a family member was arrested or those whose arrest records led to a loss of benefits. Please indicate whether the person arrested/convicted was the the name on the voucher/housing certificate.
Please include this data from the past year, from January-December of 2019 for Section 8 as well as the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP).
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Jessica Kant, LICSW
We are writing to inquire about the status of this request placed on 1/3/2020. Please let us know if you need any additional information or clarification.
Jessica Kant, LICSW & Sofia Owen, Esq.
Dear Ms. Kant,
I hope this message finds you well. Thank you for submitting a public records request to DHCD. Attached to this email is a response to your public record request. I've also attached your original request for your records. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Alec JM Goodrich
Legal Programs Coordinator
Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114