Despite the Moratorium Extension, Cleveland Society Prepares to Offer Legal Assistance

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are still without jobs or are making less money than before. This in turn is causing people to not be able to pay rent and possibly face eviction. Nearly two weeks before a moratorium on evictions was set to expire, President Joe Biden signed an... Continue reading >

Despite moratorium, some South Carolinians still face eviction

In December, Congress extended a nationwide eviction moratorium through the end of January. However, people are still getting evicted. "There were 4,400 filings (for eviction statewide) in September after the moratorium was put in place," said Bryan Grady, research director of the SC State Housing... Continue reading >

Some Missourians asked to give back COVID-related payments

Some Missourians who received unemployment insurance payments during the coronavirus pandemic are now being told they have to pay back the money. Marissa Crozier told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that unemployment insurance kept her afloat after she was laid off as a costume designer for St. Louis... Continue reading >

Justice delayed: Courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

Delays and backlogs in criminal and civil cases are spreading throughout California’s court system. Half as many cases were resolved — 1.4 million fewer — from March through August last year than during the same period in 2019, according to a report the state judicial branch’s administration put... Continue reading >

No money and no home; hundreds of Wayne residents facing eviction

Hundreds of Wayne County residents have faced evictions during the pandemic despite the CDC moratorium, and hundreds more may be evicted if it expires at the end of the month, advocates say. The CDC moratorium is meant to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 that happens when evicted families move in... Continue reading >

‘The need is great in our community’: rental and eviction assistance needs soar beginning of 2021

El Pasoans are applying for rental assistance in record numbers with the start of the new year and more funding is needed. Laura Ponce, executive director of Project Bravo said 1100 households sent applications to the non-profit for assistance. “In just one week of activity we’re seeing that there... Continue reading >

Legal Aid of Nebraska offers assistance to those facing eviction

The pandemic has put a spotlight on the eviction crisis in Nebraska. However, according to Caitlin Cedfeldt, an attorney with the Housing Justice Project at Legal Aid of Nebraska, these underlying inequities are nothing new. “It’s a multifaceted problem for sure, but one of the biggest causes of [... Continue reading >

COVID-19 Cases Up in Los Angeles Homeless Communities

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, advocates for people experiencing homelessnes worried that outbreaks of the virus would sweep through homeless communities and put already vulnerable people in grave danger. The early months went better than many feared, but now, according to a report in... Continue reading >

Eviction cases across Iowa are starting to rise again

When Congress passed its latest COVID-19 relief bill just before the new year, it included language that extended a federal eviction moratorium through the end of January. Paired with that extension was $25 billion in rental assistance for individual states to send out as they see fit. Though the... Continue reading >

Public housing, the last refuge for the poor, threatens to kick out tenants for small debts

Public housing is supposed to be a solution to homelessness, not a cause of it. But in Crisfield, a city of 2,600 on the Chesapeake Bay, the housing authority is one of the leading eviction filers. It takes so many tenants to court that officials hired a contractor to automate the process. The... Continue reading >