New Orleans Braces for Evictions as Renters Fall Behind, Belongings Pile Up on Streets

News Story (Louisiana, NATIONAL)

Will Parker
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
August 24, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)


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Hundreds of renters in New Orleans have received eviction notices this summer due to unpaid rent—and local advocates and officials expect the worst has yet to come, right as hurricane season gets under way. That is because Louisiana’s ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic expired in June and the grace period for a separate federal eviction moratorium expires Aug. 24.