The Coronavirus Pandemic is Claiming Financial Casualties Among Families Already Battling Poverty

May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is claiming financial casualties among families who were already battling poverty. A mother of six, had police officers at her door repeatedly to enforce an eviction. It is a scene that is playing out across Los Angeles County despite the eviction moratorium.

"Landlords are using other tactics, such as demanding that they turn over their stimulus payments, threatening to evict them by locking them out or turning off utilities," said Legal Aid Foundation's Sylvia Argueta.

Cries for help are routed to Legal Aid Foundation attorneys working from home. The agency reports that questions have multiplied since this time last year.

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