Tenants Received Three-Day Notices from Landlords that Rent is Overdue

The first of the month has come and gone and many South Dakotans out of work may be struggling to pay their rent. East River Legal Services in Sioux Falls is calling on the governor’s office to issue an emergency moratorium on evictions. Tenants are already receiving three-day notices from landlords that rent is overdue.

“There’s some debate on the power of the governor. The recent bill that was just passed giving her emergency powers. Our belief is that there is some room in there that would give her the authority to stay certain statues or temporarily amend certain statues,” said Brent Thompson, executive director of East River Legal Services.

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