Nearly 400k Georgians could face eviction as protections run out, experts say

August 31, 2020

Thousands of Georgia families are scrambling to find a way to stay in their homes as most eviction protections expire at the end of this month.

Local experts are afraid it could get a lot worse.

Channel 2′s Matt Johnson spoke to John Gainey, an attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid. He’s representing a growing number of people fighting eviction letters.

The federal CARES Act offered eviction protection for many renters across the country.

“I think Georgia and states across the country are going to see a huge uptick in the amount of evictions,” Gainey said.

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