Just-A-Start recently began a new partnership with the City of Malden and the Malden Redevelopment Authority to prevent evictions.
Stable, safe housing is essential - especially amidst the pandemic's housing crisis. The amount of households we have assisted has doubled since last year and will continue to rise as the economic fallout from the pandemic endures.
The need has never been greater, and the average amount of rental assistance needed to stop an eviction has risen dramatically. In 2019, the average amount across all of our rental assistance programs was $1,600. This year, the average so far is $3,100, and will continue to increase in the next few months as court cases begin again. Many households now owe over $10,000.
We're proud to partner with City of Malden and Malden Redevelopment Authority on a new Eviction Prevention Program. Just-A-Start will provide mediation and rental assistance in Malden District Court, and we're committed to protecting vulnerable tenants together.