Federal Moratorium Protecting Renters From Eviction To Expire

Friday, July 24th 2020, 8:11 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The federal moratorium that protects renters from eviction during the pandemic expires June 24.

A new study finds up to 23 million Americans are at risk of eviction by September.           

The end of the eviction moratorium is also coming at a time when the $600 in unemployment payments are scheduled to stop at the end of this month.

Locally the Community Service Council said they are seeing an increase in calls to their 211 eastern Oklahoma line for help about housing.

In February, CSC said they received 714 calls regarding housing. In June, after the pandemic hit, they received 939 calls.

"What we are encouraging people to do if you are being evicted is please go to your court date, but also call 211 for assistance and we can direct you to where help is available," Pam Ballard said.

Ballard said you can also get help on their website by clicking on the COVID-19 resource help page, which is where you can fill out an online application.

211 can also help with other issues like utility assistance, food resources, and COVID-19 testing.