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Will the CDC’s national eviction moratorium apply to Floridians

9.29.2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national eviction moratorium left Florida housing experts scratching their heads. Will it apply to Florida, where there’s already a moratorium in place? They weren’t sure. “The bottom line is really we don’t know what effect it’s going to have,” said... Continue reading >

Pandemic takes tenants, landlords on emotional roller coaster ride

9.29.2020
Michael Von Gunten lost his job as a machinist at Rubbermaid in December of 2019 after the company downsized. He received unemployment, but when that ran out, the 58-year-old struggled to pay his $600 rent at a duplex on Mogadore Road in Akron's Ellet neighborhood. He has worked temporary jobs in... Continue reading >

Legal Service Providers lay out Language Justice Landscape Amid COVID-19

9.28.2020
The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated language justice barriers in health care, access to vital benefits and access to legal support. A ProPublica investigation found that at the height of New York’s COVID-19 outbreak, non-English speakers were getting delayed and worse care. On Wednesday, June 3,... Continue reading >

Virus Compounds Challenges For Native Tenants In Rapid City

9.28.2020
Coronavirus cases were on the rise in South Dakota in July when Hope Chipps, a 48-year-old Lakota woman, was evicted from her Rapid City apartment, along with her husband, children and grandchildren. She had withheld rent, part of a pressure campaign to get her landlord to restore the hot water and... Continue reading >

61 and counting: evictions continue in Richmond area despite federal moratorium

9.28.2020
As many as 262,000 households across the state are at risk of eviction, according to the RVA Eviction Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Supreme Court of Virginia declined a request from Gov. Ralph Northam earlier this month to extend a state freeze on evictions for nonpayment of rent,... Continue reading >

In Mississippi, eviction bans without rental assistance are ‘just kicking a can down the road’

9.28.2020
For most of her adult life, Shalonda Banks lived with a roommate, family member or partner. After years of working two jobs that paid $8 an hour, at 32 years old, she felt confident enough to move with her 9-year-old daughter into an apartment of their own. It lasted less than six months – the... Continue reading >

Despite ban, 476 evictions filed in Arkansa in September

9.28.2020
Despite a federal agency's ban on many evictions that started Sept. 4, Arkansas landlords are filing rising numbers of lawsuits to remove tenants from their homes. As of Friday, 476 unlawful detainer lawsuits against renters have been filed this month, according to online records analyzed by the... Continue reading >

Eviction Crisis Continues To Hit Ohio Communities

9.25.2020
Michael Anderson has called Cleveland his home all of his life. He says he has experienced a lot of things, and now he’s at risk of experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anderson, like many people across the country and in Northeast Ohio, are struggling with navigating the COVID-... Continue reading >

HOUSTON AREA LEADS COUNTRY IN NUMBER OF EVICTIONS FILED AFTER CDC MORATORIUM

9.25.2020
The Houston area still leads the rest of the country in the number of evictions filed since the CDC eviction moratorium took effect at the start of September. Nearly 600 evictions were filed last week in the region, according to Princeton University’s eviction tracker . “We are still seeing more... Continue reading >

'It's very frustrating': Couple evicted after not filing correct CDC paperwork, attorney details process

9.25.2020
A young Papillion family said they lost their home because they didn't have the right paperwork. They said they tried telling the judge about the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but they hadn’t filled out the proper paperwork for it to apply to them. A Legal Aid of Nebraska attorney wants to raise... Continue reading >

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