Alabama eviction cases rose in June, expected to keep increasing

News Story (Alabama)

Caroline Beck
Alabama Daily News
August 5, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Unemployment Insurance

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Alabama (LSA)


Alabama is seeing an increase in eviction cases as Congress stalls on decisions to extend weekly unemployment benefits and state and federal moratoriums on evictions expire. Legal Services of Alabama, which provides legal aid to low-income families, told Alabama Daily News that the month of June saw a 70% increase in eviction cases compared to June of 2019.