On Monday, we heard from Stefanie Coxe, the executive director of the Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts. Her organization represents housing nonprofits that are administering emergency rental and mortgage assistance funds to those in need.

On Saturday, the state's eviction moratorium expired. And, although a national eviction moratorium through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remains in place until Dec. 31, Coxe is urging people who know or think they may need help to seek that assistance sooner rather than later.

"Our concerns are that we don't want the federal moratorium to be people's only safety net because it's really being challenged in courts, federal courts on the left and the right, like all over the country," said Coxe. "And there's a very good chance that it could be overturned by a federal court or even the Trump administration. ... So we don't want people to wait. We don't want to all wake up one day, find out it's been overturned by a federal court and people are scrambling to get help."

According to Coxe, $18 million has gone to roughly 5,600 Massachusetts families with housing needs since the pandemic began.

More information about housing and rental assistance is available at www.mahousinghelp.com.

Correction: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Stefanie Coxe's first name. It is Stefanie, not Stephanie.