More Oklahomans Face Threat Of Eviction After CARES Act Support Ends

Wednesday, August 5th 2020, 6:30 pm
By: William Blanchette

The government ended its $600 employment benefits just days ago. Attorney Nathan Milner said that will lead to even more evictions.

"There was not as many, clearly with the CARES act,” Milner said.

Milner is busy working with landlords whose tenants struggle to pay the rent.

"It hurts the landlords more in that sense because and they are the ones that have to pay those mortgages and potentially face foreclosures,” Milner said.

With the extra help gone, Milner said a lot of tenants will have no choice but to reach out for help.

"It is very tough, and Tulsa is seeing it, we are one of the worst in the nation, we don't have a lot of protection for those who are facing eviction,” said Pam Ballard.

Pam Ballard is CEO of Community Service Council. She said there's a 35 percent higher eviction rate now than this time last year and expects that to go even higher. The organization put a form on its website to help those facing eviction.

"They can fill that out and that goes to the disaster assistance,” Ballard said.

It’s a way to help with rent, utilities, or prescription drugs. You can complete the form by clicking here.