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.