How The Nationwide Eviction Ban May Affect Cleveland Tenants, Landlords

The Trump administration is ordering a halt on evictions nationwide through December for eligible tenants.

Evictions are on hold, but rent is still due, and the tab keeps building through the moratorium. When it ends, tenants may have trouble covering months of back rent.

Melanie Shakarian, director of development and communications at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, wants to see rent assistance to help ease the burden for tenants and help landlords. “A moratorium [on evictions] with rent assistance is the most effective way to ensure housing stability and safety for tenants, but then also a really solid footing for the landlord business community,” Shakarian said.

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