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Directive Passed to Lift Non-Payment of Rent Eviction Moratorium

7.10.2020
On June 25th, Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada signed a directive that all non-payment of rent evictions and foreclosures will be pushed back until September 1st. Rhea Gertken, Directing Attorney of the Nevada Legal Services, said during these uncertain times, it is recommended that tenants and... Continue reading >

Ithaca Tenants Union Partners With Cornell Law School to Set up Housing Hotline

7.9.2020
The Ithaca Tenants Union, which has made national headlines for its #cancelrent campaign, has partnered with the Cornell Law School and the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY) to create a legal advice housing hotline as a resource for local renters dealing with issues from eviction to... Continue reading >

Long Beach Holds off on Extending Eviction Ban

7.9.2020
Long Beach’s current ban on evictions due to nonpayment — in place since March to protect renters from displacement during the coronavirus pandemic — is set to expire July 31, and it’s unclear whether it will be extended. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has so far allowed local governments to ban... Continue reading >

Wave of Evictions Looms in Atlanta

7.8.2020
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. The move calls on Atlanta Housing, Atlanta Beltline, Inc., the Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land... Continue reading >

Texas Tries to Recoup Unemployment After Overpaying Texans

7.8.2020
The Texas Workforce Commission, an agency that oversees unemployment benefits, estimates that it overpaid by $32 million, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. The commission has sent 46,000 notices to people, saying they were overpaid or ineligible to receive benefits. Elizabeth Vargas received... Continue reading >

First the Pandemic and Now the Evictions

7.7.2020
Local agencies that offer rental assistance are bracing for new eviction cases in the coming weeks, excluding those receiving a longer reprieve because of the federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security). “I think several landlords and their attorneys ... purposefully didn’t... Continue reading >

An Unprecedented Alliance Emerges to Protect California Farmworkers Amid COVID-19 Spike

7.7.2020
Advocates have warned since the beginning of the pandemic that the 2.4 million farmworkers who plant and harvest the nation’s food live and labor under conditions that make them extremely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. As the situation in Monterey illustrates, cramped living quarters,... Continue reading >

Community Legal Aid Works to Bring Clarity as Eviction Moratorium Ends

7.7.2020
The federal CARES ACT moratorium on evictions for people in subsidized housing, established during the pandemic, is set to expire soon. And that's confusing renters and courts alike. John Petit heads up Community Legal Aid's housing and consumer programs across eight counties. Petit says they... Continue reading >

Evictions Ramp up in Virginia as Local Courts Decline Governor’s Request to Continue Moratorium

7.7.2020
Courts around Virginia began working their way through a backlog of more than 12,000 eviction cases last week as a statewide moratorium expired, with many judges apparently declining a last-minute request from Gov. Ralph Northam to continue the stay at the local level. District courts docketed more... Continue reading >

Tenants Worried About Montana's Emergency Housing Assistance Backlog

7.7.2020
It's the start of the month, which means housing payments are due for many Montanans. Amid the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic, there doesn't yet appear to be large spikes in evictions and foreclosures. However, state officials are still having trouble distributing federal... Continue reading >

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