CHAIR: Emily A. Benfer

Eviction Committee

Working to assess and promote solutions to the growing epidemic of loss of housing due to the pandemic.

ABA Action on COVID-19 Eviction Prevention

  • On December 4, 2020, ABA President Trish Refo sent a letter to the National Governors Association, encouraging an effective response to the eviction crisis, and offering assistance and collaboration.
  • On September 5, 2020, ABA President Patricia Refo sent a letter to Congressional leadership calling for immediate action in reinstituting the eviction moratorium and providing financial assistance to renters/landlords and property owners.
  • ABA Pro Bono Network
  • Resolution on the Eviction Crisis

Legal Assistance: Eviction Defense

Eviction Trackers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eviction Moratoriums & Form Generators

  • Federal: On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control issued a broad eviction moratorium, now effective until March 31, 2021.
  • A summary of the moratorium and eligibility requirements are available at the National Housing Law Project website
  • State Moratorium: To better understnd the steps states have taken to prevent homelessness during and after the pandemic , the Eviction Lab and Professor Emily Benfer have developed a policy scorecard for each state, distilling the contents of thousands of newly-released emergency orders, declarations, and legislation into a clear set of critical measures included in, and left out of, state-level pandemic responses related to eviction and housing.

Multiple sites assist tenants in creating a form to provide to their landlords in order to prevent eviction.

Rental Assistance & Eviction Diversion Program

Rental Assistance

Diversion Program

Research on the Eviction Crisis and Harms

Loan Defaults, Deferrals, Forgiveness