The current moratorium on most evictions and foreclosures in Massachusetts was set to expire on August 18, 2020. On July 21, 2020, Governor Baker exercised his authority under Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020 to extend certain sections of that law for an additional 60 days. The moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is now set to expire on October 17, 2020. Notably, Governor Baker did not extend a provision requiring mortgage holders to grant forbearances upon request by the mortgagor. MORE.