US braces for evictions crisis as aid talks stall in Washington

News Story (Arkansas, Georgia, NATIONAL)

John Biers
Yahoo! News
August 13, 2020
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Read the report: The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: an Estimated 30-40 Million People in America Are at Risk

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Unemployment Insurance

Organizations mentioned/involved: Clayton Housing Legal Resource Center, Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) (Little Rock), National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC)


Civil legal aid attorneys and others are scrambling to head off a monumental wave of evictions nationwide, as the coronavirus crisis leaves tens of millions at risk of homelessness.¬†Attorneys can work to ensure that an eviction stays off a tenant’s record, making it easier to find a new home, said John Pollock, coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel. A new report estimates as many as 40 million people could be at risk of eviction in the coming months, leading to “destabilization of communities” across the country.