News Settlement Announcement For Garcia v. DHCD

This page provides updates and information related to the proposed settlement agreement in the case of Garcia v. DHCD.
  • Housing and Community Development

On February 17, 2023, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) announced an agreement to settle a court case, known as Garcia v. DHCD.  The lawsuit was filed in December 2016 on behalf of a group of homeless families.  This court case relates to the Emergency Assistance Family Shelter (EA) program.  Copies of the settlement notice and a summary of the settlement notice are available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole and Arabic on this page. 

Additional information, including a full copy of the proposed settlement agreement, is available at the website  Please note that this website has been created by GBLS and does not belong to DHCD; DHCD is providing the link as a courtesy upon their request, but any information at that site other than the Notice of Settlement, the Summary of the Notice of Settlement and the Settlement Agreement itself is the responsibility of GBLS and does not necessarily reflect the views of DHCD.

Settlement Notification and Summary

Housing and Community Development 

DHCD oversees funding and resources to help people in Massachusetts live affordably and safely.

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