Georgia

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...
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, demand for rides has fallen so much that on many days drivers can’t get enough business to make it worth getting in the car. Millions of people who make a living...
As some governors start to allow businesses to reopen, they're under pressure to clarify whether people can refuse a job offer and stay on unemployment if they're afraid of catching the coronavirus...
In just the last 30 days, 60 people have found their way to Atlanta Legal Aid seeking help due to increasing numbers of families receiving eviction notices. “When the virus hit, people who were...
Georgia Legal Services Program is working to answer tenants' legal questions as clients face conomic challenges that have left many without jobs or reduced work hours. Elliott Gillooly, an attorney...
Millions of people in America are under shelter-in-place orders requiring them to stay home whenever possible, but still many face the threat of eviction. “What seems to be happening is that...
In an effort to help renters amid the coronavirus pandemic and skyrocketing unemployment, the March 27 CARES Act banned eviction filings for all federally backed rental units nationwide. But not all...
Steve Gottlieb, the executive director of Atlanta Legal Aid, recently joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” to share how his organization is providing legal assistance to low-income clients during the...

Pages