Cleveland Housing Court to Resume Eviction Hearings

The Cleveland Housing Court on Monday will resume eviction hearings and start accepting new cases for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down.

Since then, the economic fallout from the pandemic led many to predict that the nation will see staggeringly high numbers of families thrown out of their homes for not paying their rent or mortgage and a large number of eviction cases filed in the local court. 

"This is going to be a real crisis for our community. We are going to have a lot of people who need our help," Legal Aid Society of Cleveland managing attorney Abigail Staudt said.

Housing Court Judge W. Mona Scott wrote in a June 4 order that the clerk would only accept 125 new eviction cases a day. The court will then schedule hearings for 30 days later.

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