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. 


Settlement Notification and Summary

  • Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities 

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