Legal Aid See Requests Surge As Eviction Moratorium Shows Mixed Results

November 12, 2020

Back in September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sweeping nationwide moratorium on evictions due to the impact of COVID-19. It stated that if a tenant meets certain criteria and presents a signed affidavit, they will not be evicted.

Now two months later, some people are still being evicted for reasons of non-payment and the CDC order is sometimes ignored.

Legal Aid is receiving so many inquiries for their services to assist renters in these disputes that they’re calling it a “tsunami” of requests.

WFDD’s Eddie Garcia spoke with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Ed Sharp about the CDC moratorium, and about orders Governor Roy Cooper has put into place to strengthen it.

Read interview.