Legal aid providers, already stretched thin, anticipate surge in evictions and requests for help

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Crain’s Cleveland Business
July 28, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Unemployment Insurance

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio), Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


Always stretched thin, legal aid groups — like the Legal Aid Society of Clevelandand Community Legal Aid in Akron — continuously face tough decisions of who to help and who to turn away because of finite resources. The requests for help have only picked up in recent months, and the situation could become even more dire in the future.