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 Finance and Development Authority, referencing court administration data. However, Grady said, not all of these evictions result in the forced removal of the tenant.
There's a lot of confusion surrounding the moratorium and landlords are getting creative to evict people for different reasons not listed in the order, USA Today reported.
Only evictions based on non-payment of rent are stopped from preceding under the national eviction moratorium, said Randi Lynne Farr, managing attorney with South Carolina Legal Services.