Boston Housing Authority v. Y.A., 482 Mass. 240 (2019): SJC Clarifies VAWA Defenses in Eviction Cases

Julia Devanthery, Dan Daley, and Lisabeth Jorgensen

A discussion of Boston Housing Authority v. Y.A., which included guidance from the Supreme Judicial Court on the application of VAWA protections in summary process cases, including holding that a tenant may raise a VAWA defense to eviction at any time during an eviction proceeding,