Interview with Dan O’Meara: The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii lawyer works to help tenants and their landlords survive the COVID-19 shutdown

What’s the latest on state and federal eviction protection due to COVID-19 upheaval? Currently, the state eviction moratorium, stopping evictions for nonpayment of rent, expires on Sept. 30. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) ordered an eviction moratorium on all eviction for... Continue reading >

Half a million Michiganders might be at risk of eviction by the end of year

Half a million Michigan families could risk eviction by the end of the year without financial help from the federal government, housing advocates say. One in every five Michigan rental households has fallen behind on their payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Michigan League... Continue reading >

Confusion over federal eviction moratorium led to selective enforcement

The federal CARES Act, signed by President Donald Trump March 27, was supposed to protect Israel and people in up to 20 million other rental households from just that fate. It barred landlords whose properties got federal benefits from filing to evict tenants or charging them late fees and court... Continue reading >

New Nevada law to give tenants facing eviction more time to pay rent

In Nevada, tenants threatened with eviction for falling behind on their rent are required by law to initiate their own court case if they want a hearing. If a landlord is the first to file once an eviction notice for unpaid rent expires, the courts will grant the eviction by default. “I would argue... Continue reading >

Review Of Houston Eviction Cases Finds Most Moving Forward Despite Federal Moratorium

A national eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went into effect over a week ago, protecting some renters from eviction through the end of 2020. But after a week of implementation, it remains unclear whether the order will be effective at preventing... Continue reading >

How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Work? It Depends Where You Live

Fending off an eviction could depend on which judge a renter in financial trouble is given, despite a federal government order intended to protect renters at risk of being turned out. The order, a moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , is meant to avoid mass... Continue reading >

All Rise: Virtual Court Is Now in Session

America’s courts are gradually making their way back from the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent survey by the National Center for State Courts found that public faith in courts is steady, still at the 70 percent average of the past eight years, but that willingness to set foot... Continue reading >

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas offers help for tenants who are on brink of homelessness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued an order that places a moratorium on evictions through the end of 2020. This address calls from housing advocates and others to help tenants on the brink of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order requires tenants to... Continue reading >

Coronavirus in Iowa: How a county program saves renters from eviction

Evictions have spiked in Iowa’s most populous county over the past several weeks as coronavirus-related eviction bans expired . But housing advocates have helped dozens of tenants like Green through the new program. Funded by $800,000 from Polk County's share of federal CARES Act funding, the... Continue reading >

The National Ban On Evictions Gives Some Relief For St. Louis Area Residents Facing Displacement

Thousands of people in the St. Louis region are facing evictions because of unemployment or a considerable loss of income from the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. To mitigate the spread of coronavirus through mass evictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a three... Continue reading >