On February 26, 2014 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), joined by the Trial Court Department and the Housing Court Department, submitted a proposal to the Legislature to expand the Housing Court statewide by July 2015. The proposal was based on a recommendation from the SJC's Access to Justice Commission.
“Expanding the Housing Court is in line with the Trial Court’s mission of delivering justice with dignity and speed," said Paula M. Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court. "This expansion offers all parties involved in housing issues—landlords, tenants, property owners, and code enforcers—the benefits of the efficacy and expertise of Housing Court adjudication in a broad range of cases.”
For more information about the Housing Court Expansion Initiative click: HousingCourt4All.org.