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Facing eviction, Tarpon Springs residents find city leaders' names on the notice

10.9.2020
The men in black vests began showing up to Glen’s Eureka apartments in mid-September — soon after the nine-unit building sold to a new owner, local attorney George Andriotis. They hassled residents and asked them when they were moving out, tenants say. They left notices on some doors, warning them... Continue reading >

Landlord challenge to Arizona eviction moratorium denied by state Supreme Court

10.8.2020
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by landlords to overturn the state’s eviction moratorium. In August, the Arizona Multihousing Association, the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona and several rental owners filed to stop the state’s eviction ban, saying it was... Continue reading >

In Houston, Whether Or Not You’re Evicted Can Depend On The Judge

10.8.2020
Shemeka Smith is used to helping others. She's a nursing student in Clear Lake and planned to assist elderly people and veterans with social services this year. But that job offer evaporated with the pandemic, so now she's in the uncomfortable position of needing help herself: She got temporary... Continue reading >

People are Still Being Evicted Despite Rent Moratorium Order

10.7.2020
For many New Yorkers, even with Governor Cuomo’s executive order declaring an eviction moratorium, becoming homeless is still a very real possibility. COVID-19 is causing financial hardship and possible homelessness for many people living in New York. In June, Governor Cuomo extended his moratorium... Continue reading >

Eviction numbers rise in Maricopa County, more federal protections in place

10.7.2020
Eviction actions filed the month of September 2020 totaled 2,863, according to information obtained by ABC15 from the Maricopa County Justice Courts. That is a rise from 2,171 filed in August 2020 and a development attorney, Pamela Bridge with Community Legal Services, says it should be a concern... Continue reading >

Know your rights: education during COVID-19 - Legal Services of Eastern Missouri offers advice to parents and students

10.7.2020
Whether your school district is still entirely online or moving toward a hybrid or in-person plan, a lot has changed in St. Louis region’s education landscape due to COVID-19. But some things have not changed: if you are a student or a parent or guardian, you have rights from federal and state laws... Continue reading >

Texas Tenants Are Still Struggling To Stop Evictions A Month After Federal Moratorium Was Announced

10.7.2020
The CDC’s moratorium doesn’t automatically stop evictions. Tenants have to sign a declaration stating they have sought government assistance and tried to pay their landlords as much rent as they can, among other requirements . Landlords can still take tenants to court to contest the eviction... Continue reading >

Tenant advocates say further action needed to protect renters during COVID-19 pandemic

10.7.2020
Some tenant advocates say Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest executive order extending the residential eviction moratorium until January 1, 2021 doesn’t go far enough. In March , Governor Cuomo put out his first residential eviction moratorium executive order. In June, he signed the Tenant Safe Harbor... Continue reading >

Talk Justice, an LSC Podcast, Episode 3: Reps. Susan Brooks and Joe Kennedy Explore the Value of Civil Legal Aid

10.5.2020
Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-4) joined Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President Ronald S. Flagg on the latest episode of “Talk Justice, an LSC Podcast”. Reps. Brooks and Kennedy are co-founders of the bipartisan Congressional Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus and longtime... Continue reading >

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii sees uptick in questions from renters and landlords

10.5.2020
The state's eviction moratorium has been pushed back until the end of the month, but the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is still seeing an uptick in questions from both renters and landlords. Dan O'Meara the managing attorney on housing at Legal Aid says evicting someone because they're not paying... Continue reading >

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