Georgia

As property values increase along the curve of the BeltLine, in South and West Atlanta, they face increasing pressures to sell. And an investigation now reveals the harmful results that can have for...
Thousands of Georgia families are scrambling to find a way to stay in their homes as most eviction protections expire at the end of this month. Local experts are afraid it could get a lot worse...
Federal legislation stopped landlords from evicting many renters during a four-month period that ended July 25. The CARES Act included a 120-day moratorium for renters who participate in federal...
Thousands of metro Atlanta renters hit hardest financially by the pandemic are now at risk of being evicted as court hearings resume for the first time since the coronavirus struck. “People were...
The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched rural legal resources even thinner because of massive unemployment, benefits issues, looming evictions, and other problems that require lawyers, said one panelist...
Thousands of eviction cases in metro Atlanta will remain on hold as officials in the region’s largest counties ruled this week to suspend in-person eviction hearings for at least another month. In a...
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society kicked off its annual campaign Thursday at a time when the need for legal aid is spiking because of the COVID-19 crisis. The group has received a fivefold increase in...
On Tuesday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that an executive order which mandates public agencies put a hold on residential evictions and eviction filings would be extended through August 31...
Members of the Gainesville and Hall County communities have been trying to spread the word to people who may not realize they are eligible for these economic impact payments. “It’s come to our...
Last month, Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia declared a statewide judicial emergency, essentially grinding the wheels of justice to a temporary halt, except for matters...

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