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Virginia’s Ban on Evictions Expired

7.20.2020
Since the Virginia Supreme Court lifted the moratorium on evictions last month, 7,315 cases have been heard, according to information provided by Virginia Court Data. This private group makes case records searchable statewide since Virginia courts don’t. As of Saturday, 9,760 cases are scheduled to... Continue reading >

Tenant Avoids Eviction Thanks to Community Resources

7.20.2020
In Tulsa County, evictions can be fast, confusing, and devastating. "You can have your tenant evicted out of their unit within 12 days. It's really scary for people who aren't legally trained and who've never been in court before," said Eric Hallett with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. Hallett said... Continue reading >

Thousands of Eviction Cases Still on Hold Across Metro Atlanta

7.20.2020
Thousands of eviction cases in metro Atlanta will remain on hold as officials in the region’s largest counties ruled this week to suspend in-person eviction hearings for at least another month. In a letter Wednesday, Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy wrote that “since that decision was made,... Continue reading >

City Looks to Extend Eviction Moratorium

7.20.2020
Long Beach City Council looks to modify the city’s eviction moratorium for those impacted by COVID-19 set to expire July 31, in anticipation that the county’s ordinance may not provide the same protections. “It is not entirely clear to me that the county ordinance would for sure apply to Long Beach... Continue reading >

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Offers Support for a Variety of Clients

7.16.2020
Although the nonprofit has never stopped making itself available to those who need its services, even during the pandemic, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania is slowly gearing up to welcome clients back to its offices at some point. “We are here for anybody that has legal problems that have... Continue reading >

Michigan Renters, Advocates and Courts Brace for Estimated 80,000 Eviction Cases

7.16.2020
The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could dramatically raise the number of eviction cases filed in Michigan this year, and the courts, the governor's office, local advocacy groups, landlords, and tenants are scrambling to prepare. "We're expecting there to be at least 80,000 backlogged... Continue reading >

Unemployed Americans Are About to Lose $600 Unemployment Checks

7.16.2020
That $600 unemployment check from the federal government that helped millions of people pay for rent and other critical expenses during the COVID-19 crisis will end a week before most people expected. Although the program is authorized through July 31, final payments will end July 25, according to... Continue reading >

Coronavirus Opens a Pandora’s Box of Scams

7.16.2020
Scams that have increased since the pandemic include large up-front money payments to companies claiming they can assist homeowners in renegotiating mortgage payments they missed because of COVID linked job layoffs; or scams that promise small businesses an inside track to securing federal paycheck... Continue reading >

Long Beach Adds Requirements for Affordable Units in Future Housing Projects

7.16.2020
Long Beach now has an inclusionary housing policy that will extend to the entire city after the City Council unanimously approved the program, which will require developers to reserve a percentage of new units for lower-income households. New residential construction projects started after January... Continue reading >

Are Governments Protecting Renters During the Pandemic?

7.16.2020
Sandra Silva, the directing attorney of California Rural Legal Assistance’s Watsonville office, says local filings began to pile up in the days after the city’s ban expired, and will come due when the state’s Judicial Council’s protections are lifted. None of Silva’s clients were served notices... Continue reading >

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