Possible gov’t shutdown: Elderly tenants fear eviction, subcontractors worry about finances


People from all walks of life across the area are holding their breath, waiting to see if they'll be missing out on a paycheck or changing the way they live yet again.
News Story (Alabama)

Renata Di Gregorio
WZDX-TV (Huntsville, AL)
February 11, 2019
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Tags: Disability Rights, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Shutdown

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Alabama (LSA)


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People from all walks of life across the area are holding their breath, waiting to see if they’ll be missing out on a paycheck or changing the way they live yet again. Lawmakers have until Friday to come to a compromise or another government shutdown will hit at midnight. Attorney Holly Ray with Legal Services Alabama is getting calls again from tenants worried they won’t be able to pay rent and will face eviction. She says her biggest fear is for the elderly and disabled people in apartment complexes with government-subsidized rent.