Displaced renters: It could take months for some to find housing

Robyn Traywick, a staff attorney for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, said many people don’t know what to do to in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

News Story (Ohio)

Cornelius Frolik
Dayton Daily News (OH)
June 13, 2019

Tags: Disaster Recovery

Organizations mentioned/involved: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio)


“People are really traumatized and they just don’t have the energy to be fighting these battles right now,” Traywick said. “I don’t know how many folks have broken down in tears.”

ABLE has been at community centers to provide legal information and education for people who might need assistance.

Traywick said most people have sought ABLE’s legal help over housing issues, whether that be trouble with landlords or insurance companies.

“A lot of people don’t know if they need legal assistance,” she said.