The Center for Disease Control’s moratorium, which prevented evictions for tenants who cannot pay rent due to the impact of COVID-19, is no longer being enforced due to recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court. This means tenants can now be evicted by their landlord if they cannot pay rent, regardless of the impact by COVID-19. Purpose Built Schools provides resources for families who may be facing eviction under the current circumstances.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), as a school partner, provides rental assistance for qualifying families behind on rent and at risk of eviction.
AVLF also provides free legal advice, support, and legal representation for any families that may have a legal defense against eviction (for example, a tenant doesn’t owe rent, the landlord has an inaccurate ledger, the landlord has failed to maintain a habitable home such that the tenant’s back rent should not be a basis for eviction, etc.).
Contact AVLF for more information on how you can receive rent and/or legal assistance if you are at risk of eviction:
Pierce Hand, Staff Attorney / 678-245-0851 / [email protected]
Shamyya Wyatt, Community Advocate / 678-245-9263 / [email protected]
Nekesha Whitaker, Community Advocate / 404-859-1535 / [email protected]