Audio, News Story (Kentucky)
Jacob Ryan, Alexandra Kanik
July 5, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (LASLOU) (Louisville, KY)
A signed eviction order often sends people into a seven-day scramble to pack belongings and find a new place to live, said Stewart Pope, advocacy director at Louisville’s Legal Aid Society, a group that provides legal services to poor residents.
Many people are already behind on rent and don’t have the money for a security deposit and the first and last month’s rent — payments often required upon move-in, he said.
“They could easily end up without their own place to live,” Pope said. “They could end up living in a car or a shelter.”