FLORIDA ACCESS COMMISSION HEARS OF RISING DEMAND FOR EVICTION SERVICES

October 22, 2020

Eviction filings are spiking in Florida according to some indicators, even as more resources are being made available to help Floridians in these and other cases.

The Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Civil Justice, in a virtual October 16 meeting, got reports on eviction matters as well as broader efforts to help people with legal problems while the COVID-19 pandemic restricts access to and functioning of the courts.

Commission member and Legal Services of Greater Miami Executive Director Monica Vigues-Pitan cited her county as an example of the rising demand for eviction services.

From March 27 through July, there were 1,033 residential evictions filed in Miami-Dade County. That rose to more than 1,000 a month in August and September, she said.

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