360K Alabamians face eviction as CARES Act moratorium nears deadline

News Story (Alabama)

WSFA (Montgomery, AL)
August 3, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Unemployment Insurance

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Alabama (LSA)


“A lot of these people that are renting across the state have applied for unemployment benefits through the CARES Act,” Mcfalls of Legal Services Alabama said. “Well, the department of labor is incredibly behind so they’re not getting that money in a timely manner. So you’ve got a lot of people across the state who are just praying that that money comes in before their 30 days runs out.” “Once it comes in, you may be getting thousands of dollars, which is great, unless you’re homeless by then,” Mcfalls said. “At which point you’ll have an eviction on your record which will make it more difficult for you to find a place to live.”