Renters Being Told to Pay up or Move Out

August 5, 2020

Advocacy groups say more landlords are violating the emergency eviction ban that's meant to keep people housed and safe during this public health crisis.

A group of advocates for tenants held a press conference wanted to remind landlords of their responsibilities as the eviction moratorium is in place until Aug. 31st.

“Landlords should know that it’s illegal to threaten eviction, to lock tenants out of their properties, and more importantly there are significant consequences for doing that including damages,” said Tom Helper, litigation director of the Lawyers for Equal Justice. 

Tenants threatened with eviction are encouraged to call the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii at 808-536-4302.

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