Legal aid lawyers say they’re still seeing illegal evictions, and expect a surge in need from millions of newly unemployed tenants once state and local moratoriums end.
Erkert said her office had handled more than two dozen eviction cases involving traditional residences as well as hotels and motels since March.
In Washington state, the eviction moratorium still allows evictions in cases involving threats to health and safety.
The legal services lawyers entered into a settlement resolving those issues with the court on April 17.
Melissa Banks, the housing deputy director of Legal Services NYC’s Queens program, said she had to meet a client at the post office to help get paperwork mailed out.

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