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Providing Legal Help to the Poor During the Pandemic

5.26.2020
The need for legal services has always been great and requests far exceed resources in normal times. As this pandemic unfolds, the need for help potentially will exceed anything we have ever experienced before. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, along with other public interest civil legal... Continue reading >

Mass Evictions Feared in Iowa

5.26.2020
With tens of thousands of Iowans still unemployed because of the pandemic , many Iowans may find themselves in the same situation. Housing advocates fear lifting the moratorium with so many people out of work will result in a spike in evictions, causing panic among Iowa families and, ultimately,... Continue reading >

Anxieties Familiar and New Persist for Coloradans Living With Disabilities

5.26.2020
More than half the COVID-19 deaths in Colorado so far have come among the elderly—many living with disabilities—in nursing or assisted living facilities. New anxieties and shredding of routines felt by all hit even harder for people living with disabilities. Those who keep jobs find it harder to... Continue reading >

Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City Where Evictions Can Resume

5.26.2020
Evictions are expected to skyrocket in Texas where the state Supreme Court has lifted a moratorium on evictions and unemployment has risen to historic levels amid the coronavirus pandemic. Houston, for example, is now the largest city in the nation where evictions can resume . A rental assistance... Continue reading >

Renters and Landlords Brace for Bills

5.26.2020
Stimulus payments, unemployment checks, and local resources are providing temporary cushions. But there’s a cutoff date ahead for a portion of unemployment payments, and it’s unclear how long the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will last. “The anxiety is setting in, people are... Continue reading >

Indiana Extends Eviction Pause Through July 1

5.26.2020
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-28, announced on May 21, extends the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for residential real estate or property, whether rental or otherwise, until July 1. The expiration date for the moratorium means that evictions for nonpayment of rent will be... Continue reading >

Will More Renters Be Evicted Now That Bans Are Lifting?

5.22.2020
Back in March, the state of Texas enacted measures to protect renters from evictions as their incomes disappeared. But that order, like others around the country, was temporary. It’s back to pre-pandemic days as of May 19 in many Texas cities — if people can’t pay the rent, their landlord can try... Continue reading >

Landlords Can’t Evict Their Tenants

5.22.2020
Most landlords have complied with the eviction moratoria, especially those with lawyers and property managers of their own to guide them through this crisis, according to attorneys. New tenant protections can’t or won’t stop the landlords who either don’t know the rules — or refuse to follow them... Continue reading >

Texas Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume This Week

5.21.2020
The Texas Supreme Court’s statewide ban on evictions has expired, but there are still protections for certain renters — in some cases, for weeks to come. Marissa Latta, an attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid said based on court records available online, they haven’t seen a rush of filings — not... Continue reading >

Some Evictions Now Moving Forward in York County

5.21.2020
Some of York County's 19 magisterial district judges have partially resumed landlord-tenant eviction cases, but they are taking different approaches — and none is accepting any new cases until mid-July. There's no question that cases in which district judges granted possession, meaning eviction, to... Continue reading >

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