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Obamacare premiums drop, but will COVID-19 affect sign-ups?

12.1.2020
Oklahomans will have more choices and the most affordable health insurance options in years through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. Thanks in part to a record-number of insurers offering plans in Oklahoma for coverage that starts Jan. 1, the average monthly benchmark premiums on the federal... Continue reading >

New Mexico Supreme Court rules in favor of evicted family

12.1.2020
The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a family of five that had been evicted from their home in Raton over the summer. Mirisa Lucero, her husband, Matthew Lucero, and their three elementary school-age children have been living in a motel since mid-July. They first made headlines in the... Continue reading >

Evictions have led to hundreds of thousands of additional Covid-19 cases, research finds

11.30.2020
Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm about what will happen when the national eviction moratorium lapses next month . During the pandemic, which at one point was estimated it would displace as many as 40... Continue reading >

As moratorium nears end, eviction fears rise

11.30.2020
With about a month remaining before a federal moratorium expires on many evictions for nonpayment of rent, housing advocates fear a January spike in Arkansans losing their homes and adding to homeless and covid-19 case numbers. Landlords and property managers filed 1,339 of the most common type of... Continue reading >

Utility bills come due as pandemic worsens, winter arrives

11.30.2020
The needs of Greater Clevelanders have come in waves during the pandemic, much like the virus itself: first food, then rent, then internet so students could learn from home. Now, as moratoriums that staved off utility disconnections cascade to an end, some families face a long winter unsure how... Continue reading >

Despite federal ban, renters still being evicted amid virus

11.30.2020
A nationwide eviction ban was supposed to protect tenants like Tawanda Mormon, who was forced out of her two-bedroom apartment last month in Cleveland. The 46-year-old, who was hospitalized in August for the coronavirus and can't work due to mental health issues, said she fell behind on her $500-a-... Continue reading >

A Cold Covid Christmas in Cleveland

11.30.2020
The needs of Greater Clevelanders have come in waves during the pandemic, much like the virus itself: first food, then rent, then internet so students could learn from home. Now, as moratoriums that staved off utility disconnections cascade to an end, some families face a long winter unsure how... Continue reading >

Despite the CDC’s Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes

11.24.2020
On the first of September, the Centers for Disease Control issued a moratorium on evictions to curb the spread of Covid-19. But the moratorium, which applies only to qualifying tenants through the end of the year, is riddled with loopholes and has been ineffectively enforced. Thousands of tenants... Continue reading >

As Coronavirus Surges, Legal Experts Urge Texans To Do Estate Planning

11.24.2020
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid wants to help families plan in advance for worst-case scenarios, so they're not scrambling during a medical crisis or after the death of a loved one. More than 8,000 Texans are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, and more than 20,000 have died due to complications from... Continue reading >

California Mandates Emergency Workplace COVID-19 Protections

11.23.2020
California’s businesses must follow new rules to protect workers from getting coronavirus on the job, while harvesting companies must minimize overcrowding in guest farmworker housing following a California Divide investigation that uncovered rampant coronavirus outbreaks this summer among a low-... Continue reading >

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