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Speak Out: End Evictions of Fenway Women

  • 484 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

Over a dozen older women are facing eviction from Our Lady Guild House (OLGH), a rooming house in the Fenway. OLGH is owned by an order of Catholic nuns called Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception. It was originally part of the order's mission to create homes for single women, especially mature women. About 5 years ago, the mission apparently changed. Older women were told they had to get out. 

In the last year, no-fault evictions began and move-out deadlines were given. The OLGH management company, Marc Roos Realty, started advertising on their web site that they only want to rent to women age 18 to 50 years old. In response to the evictions and the apparently clear age discrimination, residents are organized and defending themselves in court.

Two of the women face forcible removal in the first week of September. Another is in the middle of an eviction case. Five or more women expect a court summons at any moment. City Life/Vida Urbana and Fenway CDC are pledging resistance.

Come for the speak out on August 25th and sign the petition in solidarity with the renters! 

#DontMakeAHabitOfEvictions