August 25, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)
In the absence of any national ban on evictions during the pandemic, tenants struggling to pay their rent are at the mercy of a patchwork of narrow and temporary local protections, leading to confusion and unlawful evictions. Some landlords take advantage of the uncertainty to push tenants out of their homes, said Daphne McGee, a staff attorney at Texas Legal Services Center.