As Evictions Loom, Lawyers Are Gearing Up to Help

News Story (Georgia, NATIONAL, Nebraska)

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
August 24, 2020
Study: The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: an Estimated 30-40 Million People in America Are at Risk
Article: How Free Legal Help Can Prevent Evictions

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Nebraska, Atlanta Legal Aid Society


With a federal moratorium coming to an end, legal aid lawyers say they are preparing to defend renters in housing court. Having legal help means tenants stand a better chance of reaching agreements with landlords so they can stay in their homes — and avoid having an eviction on their record, which makes it harder to find another place to live.