Blog

Eviction Crisis Continues To Hit Ohio Communities

9.25.2020
Michael Anderson has called Cleveland his home all of his life. He says he has experienced a lot of things, and now he’s at risk of experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anderson, like many people across the country and in Northeast Ohio, are struggling with navigating the COVID-... Continue reading >

HOUSTON AREA LEADS COUNTRY IN NUMBER OF EVICTIONS FILED AFTER CDC MORATORIUM

9.25.2020
The Houston area still leads the rest of the country in the number of evictions filed since the CDC eviction moratorium took effect at the start of September. Nearly 600 evictions were filed last week in the region, according to Princeton University’s eviction tracker . “We are still seeing more... Continue reading >

'It's very frustrating': Couple evicted after not filing correct CDC paperwork, attorney details process

9.25.2020
A young Papillion family said they lost their home because they didn't have the right paperwork. They said they tried telling the judge about the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but they hadn’t filled out the proper paperwork for it to apply to them. A Legal Aid of Nebraska attorney wants to raise... Continue reading >

Pre-pandemic evictions delayed by COVID-19 now frozen by CDC order

9.25.2020
Local courts are still sorting out what the Centers for Disease Control’s eviction order does for landlords and tenants. Areas like Jefferson County that didn’t have a moratorium on evictions before now have to restrict who gets one. While it’s a welcome relief to some renters, property owners like... Continue reading >

Wisconsin eviction rates have slowed during the CDC's moratorium, but landlords are continuing to toss tenants

9.25.2020
Few moratoriums are more porous and confusing than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ban on evictions. Since the CDC ban took effect Sept. 4, Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies have evicted 109 people from their homes, and landlords filed about 249 new eviction suits. Statewide... Continue reading >

Los Angeles ends program to house homeless in hotels

9.24.2020
One hotel emptied its rooms in late August. Another did so last week. A third is winding down this week. It’s the beginning of the end for L.A. County’s Project Roomkey, the $100-million-plus program to repurpose hotels and motels emptied by the coronavirus as safe havens for homeless people. After... Continue reading >

Houston Evictions Move Forward Amid Flooding, COVID-19 And A Federal Moratorium

9.24.2020
Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta has led to street flooding across Houston. COVID-19 remains a major health and financial concern for many people. And the federal government has ordered a moratorium on many evictions across the country. Despite all of this, Houston-area housing court judges... Continue reading >

Getting evicted? These are the protections in place for tenants facing the prospect of losing the roof over their heads

9.24.2020
Heather Hartman is just one of many Houston-area residents facing eviction due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, she worked at a grocery store. “It’s been hard trying to manage,” Hartman said. “I was working 38+ hours. When COVID hit, I was working 15 hours... Continue reading >

Talk Justice, an LSC Podcast, Episode 2: Regulatory Reform and Expanding Access to Justice

9.24.2020
The latest episode of “Talk Justice, an LSC Podcast,” explores the need for regulatory reform and how it could help expand access to justice for low-income Americans. Moderator James J. Sandman, President Emeritus of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), was joined by leading jurists from two... Continue reading >

The eviction crisis has begun. It will get so much worse.

9.23.2020
It’s a moment of extraordinary tension in housing policy in the United States. On the one hand, 1 in 4 U.S. households has experienced job loss or a decline in income — with distress especially concentrated among Black and Latino families (who are also much less likely than White families to own... Continue reading >

Pages

Category

Topics