Tulsa City Council To Discuss Petition For Statewide Eviction Moratorium


Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 3:49 am
By: Brooke Griffin


TULSA -

The Tulsa City Council is meeting Wednesday to discuss a resolution to the governor petitioning a statewide moratorium on evictions.

This comes after a new wave of tenant evictions began June 1.

The council will be talking about getting some relief to those who can’t pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tulsa City Council is petitioning Governor Stitt to issue a statewide moratorium on evictions that are not already part of the rentals covered under the federal CARES act.

A group tracking eviction cases in Tulsa says there are about 1200 pending evictions.

Tulsa's action network of churches and housing advocates is asking the governor to issue a blanket moratorium through July 25th because people need to have time to get back on their feet after this hardship.

If you are having trouble paying your rent, the group recommends calling community service council’s 211 hotline for help with finances or legal questions.

The meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.