Cleveland woman’s eviction case highlights growing struggle among Americans to pay rent during coronavirus pandemic

News Story (Ohio)

Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
August 14, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction


28-year-old Latisha Gonzalez’s situation is a mix of typical and fortunate. When the pandemic hit, the lack of childcare forced her to work fewer hours and eventually lose her job. She fell behind on her rent and faced eviction. What distinguishes Gonzales from most others is that she had pro bono legal help to negotiate with her landlord. Without legal help, millions could lose their homes.