How Legal Aid Lawyers Have Been Preparing for More Evictions

News Story, Newsletter (Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin)

Jared Brey
September 1, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)


Renters have spent the last five months on shifting ground. Federal and state moratoriums have expired with only a few being renewed, and municipal and county courts are making their own rules and procedures for resuming eviction hearings. The resulting confusion makes it more necessary than ever for people facing eviction to have legal help.