The Eviction Crisis Is Already Here and It’s Crushing Black Moms

News Story (NATIONAL, North Carolina, Texas)

Emma Ockerman
July 24, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid, Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), National Housing Law Project, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) (DC), Central Virginia Legal Aid Society


Mass evictions could be enormously destabilizing for communities of color, experts and housing advocates warn. ”I don’t want to think about what our society will look like when a good number — large numbers — of single moms, are unemployed, struggling to raise their kids, dealing with homelessness and hygiene issues It’s a very dark thought,” said Dana Karni, a Houston-based managing attorney for Lone Star Legal Aid’s eviction right to counsel unit