Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Pro Bono Spotlight: Supporting the Eviction Moratorium

February 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Anne Daly

With the economic impact of COVID-19, many in our community have lost their jobs, or taken in family members who have lost their jobs. Many small-business owners have had to close their businesses. As a result, thousands are struggling to make ends meet and pay bills, including rent.

The eviction moratorium currently in place across the state has provided some much needed relief to tenants impacted by COVID who are struggling financially. There are multiple purposes of the moratorium, including public health and not adding to homelessness. Additionally, economic recovery for landlords is also a goal.

In prohibiting evictions for non-payment of...

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