As moratorium on evictions comes to an end, some agencies looking to help those still in need

Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 3:19 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On June 30, the moratorium on evictions that persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is lifting. This affects millions of families across the country, who are struggling to recover from the pandemic.

“Two months I couldn’t get a hold of my landlord at all,” Julia Addison says. “The Deputy Marshall just showed up at our house and told us we have to get out by next morning.”

Addison has already faced one eviction and fears that another one will come if the moratorium doesn’t stay in place.

National Low Income Housing Coalition President Diane Yentel tweeted, “Extending the moratorium is clearly necessary and appropriate. The pandemic isn’t over, ten million families are behind on rent, and it will take months to distribute $46 billion in rental assistance to address arrears and prevent evictions.”

The pandemic has left many people without work, struggling to pay rent and other utilities. Some agencies are looking to help those individuals with rent or utility payments.

Please click here for a list of resources to help renters and those trying to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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