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More Than 1,000 People Apply for Help From Eviction Settlement Fund

7.27.2020
On Saturday, the federal eviction protections, outlined in the CARES Act, for federally subsidized or federally backed housing will end. When Shelby County courts reopened in June, more than 9,000 evictions were on the docket. With protections and soon the $600 a week unemployment payments ending,... Continue reading >

North Texas Tenants Fear Evictions

7.27.2020
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, tenants living in properties with federally backed mortgages were protected from eviction for 120 days after the date the law was enacted. That period ended Saturday. The act also requires landlords to give a 30-day notice to vacate, so... Continue reading >

Evictions Resume in Mecklenburg County

7.27.2020
Mecklenburg County so far has been able to stave off evictions in about half the cases, thanks to emergency rental assistance and cooperation among Legal Aid, landlords, mediators, and social service agencies. "Our best estimate is that approximately 50% of those may end up in summary ejectments,"... Continue reading >

Bay Area College Students Trapped in Pre-Coronavirus Leases

7.27.2020
Bay Area college students, already disrupted by the pandemic, are struggling to renegotiate tightly-drawn leases signed before the crisis. Lawyers and renter advocates say students at universities in San Jose, San Francisco, and Berkeley — expensive markets where high demand often forces students... Continue reading >

To Appeal an Eviction in South Carolina Tenants Are Required to Pay Thousands of Dollars First

7.27.2020
South Carolina renters who face removal from their homes are routinely denied the chance to have their case heard by a higher court for a simple reason: To fight an eviction, they have to come armed with cash. If tenants disagree with a magistrate’s ruling, they can go up the ladder to one of the... Continue reading >

State Action Unclear as Half of South Carolina Renters at Risk of Eviction

7.27.2020
Advocates for low-income South Carolinians fear hundreds of thousands of them could lose housing in the coming months thanks to a piling on of circumstances. The state has seen a rise in evictions and homelessness since March, homeless advocates say. Things worsened after May when a state Supreme... Continue reading >

Eviction Tidal Wave in San Antonio Feared After Federal Protections Ended Friday

7.27.2020
When the CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, tenants living in federally-backed properties across the U.S. were promised protection from eviction for 120 days. In San Antonio, city officials estimated 4,542 properties, or 125,996 units, are protected under the mandate. However, time is up... Continue reading >

Domestic Violence, Eviction, and Finances Drive Virus Legal Aid Rise

7.24.2020
Rising evictions and domestic violence are partly driving the skyrocketing demand for legal aid during the coronavirus pandemic, with groups anticipating a heavier caseload overall going forward and requesting an additional $50 million in federal funds. “The survey responses confirm that the... Continue reading >

As Eviction Hiatus Ends Landlords Are Hustling Out Renters

7.24.2020
Landlords in Tucson, Ariz., filed dozens of eviction cases last month despite the federal moratorium, which was put in place because of the coronavirus crisis. Legal-aid lawyers had to go to court to stop the eviction of a San Antonio renter who had lost her job during a citywide stay-at-home order... Continue reading >

Law Group Launches Free Coronavirus Legal Advice Hotline

7.24.2020
The Alaska Bar Association, partnering with the Alaska Legal Service Corporation, launched a hotline Monday for those dealing with noncriminal legal issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “The idea was pretty early on in the pandemic. While we were all working to navigate the new working... Continue reading >

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