COVID-19

Despite Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ two-month moratorium on evictions, thousands of Wisconsin residents hit by the COVID-19 public health crisis face a difficult decision about how — or whether —...
Legal Services of Greater Miami executive director Monica Vigues-Pitan wants the community to know the nonprofit is still open for business as unemployment claims soar across the state. Vigues-Pitan...
Atlanta Legal Aid has put out a video explaining that the new Federal CARES Act stops some landlords from filing evictions through July 25. Landlords covered under this law cannot file for eviction...
While most evictions in Iowa are being postponed, Iowa Legal Aid litigation director Alex Kornya says tenants should still pay their rent or work out an agreement with their landlord. “Landlords...
Although courthouses have closed in Illinois, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, a legal aid provider serving central and southern Illinois, continues to help low-income individuals who need civil legal...
As unemployment claims hit unprecedented levels, digital systems meant to provide benefits to workers are showing signs of strain. In states like Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and...
After seeking $100 million in response to COVID-19 outbreak, Legal Services Corporation (LSC) finds some relief in the $50 million grant awarded as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package. While...
Melanie Shakarian, director of development for Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, estimates that 30 percent of Northeast Ohio was eligible for civil legal aid before the COVID-19 pandemic. “With all of...

LSC and COVID-19

Senate Bipartisan Support for LSC Request for Additional $50 million Sens. Cornyn (R-TX), Murphy (D-CT), Sullivan (R-AK) and Durbin (D-IL) sent a bipartisan letter on May 8 to the Senate...
Wisconsin courts should immediately halt all evictions, even those that have already been approved by the courts, as the state continues to deal the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the top official at Legal Action of Wisconsin. A letter calling for halt will be sent to the chief judges in the 39 counties where Legal Action operates.

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