With July rents due, renters brace for evictions

Jun 30, 2020
According to the Urban Institute, nearly 20% of people who rent did not pay in June.
Many renters rights organizations are saying that government needs to step in, and help both renters and landlords stay afloat.
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In Tulsa, evictions were a crisis even before the pandemic

Jun 19, 2020
A new effort taps behavioral science to keep more renters in their homes.
During a Juneteenth march in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday, people carry an empty, flag-draped casket to symbolize the destruction of Black Wall Street in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
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U.S. looking at “a tsunami of evictions” as moratoriums expire

May 29, 2020
By the beginning of June, more than half of states will have no protections in place for renters.
As state moratoriums expire, lawyers anticipate a spike in evictions.
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Will more renters be evicted now that bans are lifting?

May 21, 2020
Eviction can ultimately lead to damaged credit, difficulty finding another place to live and homelessness.
Around the country, measures were enacted to protect renters from evictions as their incomes disappeared. But those orders are temporary.
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Fighting housing insecurity, one video conference at a time

May 11, 2020
A 40-year-old program for low-income Atlantans goes virtual.
Lawyers and judges are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rent strike activists seek relief during COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020
Organizers say without more protections, renters face debt or lost housing once eviction bans are lifted. Landlords say they need protections, too.
A demonstrator in Chicago on Thursday calls for rent and mortgage payments to be suspended to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus.
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Tenants to get more eviction protections under California measure

Sep 13, 2019
In some cases, it would require landlords to pay up to one month’s rent for tenants to relocate.
An eviction notice posted on the front door of a foreclosed property in Jupiter, Florida.
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Millions of Americans are evicted every year — and not just in big cities

Apr 9, 2018
A new national data set sheds light on the number of evictions in America.
An eviction team removes furniture during a home foreclosure in Longmont, Colorado.
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How Atlanta attorneys are helping kids stay in school

Aug 21, 2017
There’s a new position in one Atlanta school’s directory: a lawyer.
 Ayanna Jones-Lightsy and Christal Reynolds are with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Their job at Thomasville Heights Elementary School is to help families stay in their homes.
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Evictions on the rise as renters struggle

Dec 12, 2016
A new study from real estate company Redfin shows three million families are evicted annually.
Cinderblocks wall off the door and windows of a burned and abandoned rowhouse across the street from First Mt Calvary Baptist Church, in the Winchester-Sandtown neighborhood June 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. 
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