Shift To Virtual Eviction Hearings Stirs Due Process Fears

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Kevin Penton
July 12, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Housing Law Project, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC)


As communities throughout the country look to reinitiate eviction proceedings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many courts are conducting hearings online, creating a potential due process barrier for low-income individuals who face obstacles to fast internet connections, tenant advocates say.