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Arizona Renters Hurt by COVID-19 Must Follow These 4 Steps by Aug. 22 to Avoid Eviction

7.24.2020
Arizona renters struggling due to COVID-19 have gained more time to avoid eviction, but they must submit new paperwork to their landlords by Aug. 22 to keep their homes. Under Gov. Doug Ducey's extension of the state's eviction moratorium through Oct. 31 , renters must: Re-notify the landlord of... Continue reading >

Aside From Unemployment Benefits, North Carolina Residents Hope for Extension of State and Federal Bill Moratoriums

7.24.2020
Just as federal unemployment benefits run out, bills that people have deferred will come due in the next few days as state and federal moratoriums end. That weekly supplement ends this week unless Congress votes to extend it. Also, a federal moratorium on evictions, which was included in the CARES... Continue reading >

Groups That Help Renters Prepare for ‘Tidal Wave’ of Evictions

7.23.2020
Organizations that work with low-income renters are gearing up for a rash of eviction filings as Maine courts begin dealing with cases next month for the first time since mid-March, a moratorium from federally funded housing programs expires; and the weekly $600 boost to unemployment benefits ends... Continue reading >

A Gap in Federal Unemployment Benefits Is Now Unavoidable

7.23.2020
Tens of millions of laid-off American workers will go weeks without federal jobless aid — because Congress hasn't renewed the benefits in time for overwhelmed state unemployment systems to adjust their computers. State offices will need weeks to reprogram their systems to account for an extension... Continue reading >

Idaho Court Rules People Have Right to a Jury Trial for Evictions

7.23.2020
On July 20, an Ada County judge ruled that Idaho tenants have a right to a jury trial in eviction proceedings, a reversal of law that has been on the Idaho books since 1996. “This is a constitutional right for people facing evictions,” said ACLU-Idaho Legal Director Ritchie Eppink, “and because... Continue reading >

As Iowa Courthouses Reopen Evictions Begin to Rise

7.23.2020
Twenty-two evictions in Polk County were entered this month by the court despite clear violations of the CARES Act or the Iowa eviction moratorium, according to data from Iowa Legal Aid. Iowa Legal Aid's team has been tracking evictions across the state, particularly in Polk County, since Gov. Kim... Continue reading >

‘It’s Going to Be a Crisis’: County and Non-Profits Rally Around Henrico Renters Facing Eviction

7.23.2020
Since COVID 19 made its presence in central Virginia in March, nearly 35,000 Henrico residents have filed initial unemployment claims, according to data from the Virginia Employment Commission. More than 15,200 residents were still filing continuing unemployment claims during the week ending July... Continue reading >

Landlords Jump the Gun as Eviction Moratorium Wanes

7.23.2020
The four-month pause that has protected millions of Americans from eviction cases is set to expire at the end of this week. But that hasn’t stopped landlords across the country from trying to get a head start forcing renters out. Landlords in Tucson, Ariz., filed dozens of eviction cases last month... Continue reading >

What to Do If You’ve Been Evicted or Are Facing Eviction During COVID-19

7.21.2020
Legal advocates have discovered that hundreds of tenants in Pima County may have been illegally evicted despite CARES Act restrictions. The courts have taken steps to stop this from happening to more people, but how can you tell if this happened to you, and what can you do if it has? “The first... Continue reading >

Memphis Agencies Assisting Vulnerable Renters as Key Federal Eviction Protection Set to Expire

7.21.2020
Time is ticking for vulnerable Memphis area renters, negatively impacted by the coronavirus, due past rent and facing eviction. "Tenants are definitely worried. COVID-19 cases are rising all the time, you don't need people out on the street with nowhere to be," said Memphis Area Legal Services CEO... Continue reading >

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