Land of Lincoln Legal Aid is Celebrating a Major Victory

Last week, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid attorney Dowin Coffy won a major victory on behalf of clients Ricky and Carla Phelan and their family. It will have an impact well beyond the Phelans. It ensures that Springfield citizens will not be evicted while Governor Pritzker’s Emergency order prohibiting... Continue reading >

Legal Aid of Nebraska Offers Free Hotline During COVID-19

Legal Aid of Nebraska set up the hotline with support from the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project to make legal assistance available for Nebraskans affected by the coronavirus who need legal assistance. Nebraskans facing legal issues related to the coronavirus or the owners... Continue reading >

There’s a Freeze on Evictions but Renters are Still Being Told to Move Out

On Monday, the Texas Supreme Court extended its moratorium on evictions through April 30, but despite orders at the state and local levels, San Antonio tenants tell KENS 5’s Eyewitness Wants to Know team they’re still being told to leave through notices to vacate. Some tenants said they were locked... Continue reading >

Evictions Have Stopped but Texas Renters will Face a Crisis in the Months Ahead

As the state comptroller forecasts that the unemployment rate in Texas will soon hit 9 percent, housing advocates across the state expect to see a parallel increase in eviction cases as well. Although the Texas Supreme Court temporarily halted eviction proceedings across the state until April 30,... Continue reading >

Tennessee Voices Episode with Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Attorney

Zac Oswald, a lead attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland, spoke with David Plazas in the latest episode of the Tennessee Voices videocast about managing debt and dealing with debt collection and what to know about the current emergency rules and laws in place... Continue reading >

Iowa Hotline Set-Up for Coronavirus-Related Legal Issues

A phone hotline has been established for Iowans who have legal issues related to COVID-19. The free service is hosted by Iowa Legal Aid, which is partnering with the Iowa State Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project. "This legal advice hotline will assist Iowa's... Continue reading >

Tenants Received Three-Day Notices from Landlords that Rent is Overdue

The first of the month has come and gone and many South Dakotans out of work may be struggling to pay their rent. East River Legal Services in Sioux Falls is calling on the governor’s office to issue an emergency moratorium on evictions. Tenants are already receiving three-day notices from... Continue reading >

Homeless in the time of North Carolina's ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order

Members of BeLoved Asheville’s street medic team described a postapocalyptic scene when they drove downtown on a recent evening. Instead of hugs, co-director Adrienne Sigmon said team members spread tents and bags containing information about COVID-19, masks, meals and hand sanitizer. “This disease... Continue reading >

The Farmworkers Keeping Grocery Stores Stocked are at High Risk for Coronavirus

Farmworkers are a crucial part of the food production chain that is keeping grocery stores stocked amid the COVID-19 crisis. Many are also especially vulnerable to the disease. “We have to take care of everybody equally to remove the threat of infection, it doesn’t work if you take care of the... Continue reading >

Three Rivers Legal Services Anticipates Increased Need During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t reduced the need for legal aid in Northeast Florida. Sarah Sullivan, pro bono director of Three Rivers Legal Services's Jacksonville office, predicts that the need for legal aid may grow considering the economic impact caused by businesses closing or scaling back and... Continue reading >