Chabeli Carrazana, Ko Bragg
December 21, 2020
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Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, COVID-19, Housing, Housing: Eviction, Racial Justice
Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
At Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the legal aid group that helped Scott with her rent, about 72 percent of the evictions cases they’re tracking are situations in which a woman is the head of household. The vast majority of them are Black women.
In Harrisonburg, Virginia, Winnette Dickerson lost her job in March. Soon after, she missed rent on the townhome her family has lived in for 13 years.
Dickerson knew the moratorium could protect her, but she ultimately took another, lower-paying job and cashed in all but $200 in her savings to move to another apartment. As a long-time volunteer in area homeless shelters, the image of what her life could become haunted her.