By SHAHLA FARZAN • APR 10, 2020
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a moratorium on evictions in the city until further notice to “ensure individuals can maintain access to housing” during the outbreak. Eviction proceedings are also on hold in Jackson County, after a circuit court judge halted the removal of tenants from their homes.
But elsewhere, Missouri renters are being evicted from their homes, said Lee Camp, an attorney with ArchCity Defenders. In particular, tenants who had hearings before the courts suspended in-person proceedings can still be evicted.
“We are getting calls from individuals outside the St. Louis area that are literally facing physical evictions from their homes right now with no additional protections, while at the same time being ordered by the state to stay in their homes,” Camp said.
Renters who are unemployed are in an especially precarious position, Camp added.
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