COVID-19

Advocates have warned since the beginning of the pandemic that the 2.4 million farmworkers who plant and harvest the nation’s food live and labor under conditions that make them extremely vulnerable...
Local agencies that offer rental assistance are bracing for new eviction cases in the coming weeks, excluding those receiving a longer reprieve because of the federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid,...
Akron Municipal Court on Monday will resume eviction hearings for the first time since March. The hearings will be held mostly over Zoom, a video conferencing service, but will be closed to the...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the freeze on evictions in Florida for at least another 30 days, providing relief to many out-of-work renters, but adding to the struggle of some landlords. A lot...
As Cleveland Municipal Court’s Housing Court reopened last Monday, June 15, after a three-month moratorium on evictions, a tidal wave of evictions could come. Abigail Staudt, managing attorney with...
Before the pandemic led courts to completely shutter or severely limit services, Pro Bono Net’s technology was taking root in the District of Columbia Courts. Legal services organizations were...
Community Legal Aid is offering a new program that will provide legal help to renters who are facing or fearful of eviction. Legal Aid is providing an online toolkit that walks renters through the...
People dialing one of Florida’s call centers for help with unemployment claims in the past two months waited up to 12 hours to talk to an agent. On some days, up to 40 percent of callers simply gave...
Until Friday morning, even leaders in the long-term care industry had no idea Virginia was about to reverse course on releasing the names of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with COVID-19...
Before the moratorium, South Carolina had the highest eviction rate of any state in the country, and Columbia had the eighth-highest rate of any city, according to data from the Eviction Lab at...

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