Landlords Across the Country Can Start Evicting Tenants Again. Many Have Nowhere to Go.

News Story (California, Florida, NATIONAL, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

Emma Ockerman
June 1, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (FL), Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)


By the end of this week, about half of all U.S. states will have no eviction protections — even though people are still grappling with the lack of income that made paying rent impossible in the first place. Legal Aid attorneys across the country, who have  already been fighting illegal evictions since the pandemic began, are bracing for a massive onslaught as eviction moratoriums expire and courts start to process evictions.