Listen

News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station

NPR

South Carolina Housing Court Braces For Surge In Evictions

Before the pandemic, North Charleston, South Carolina, ranked first in the country for evictions with an average of 10 a day. Now that the state’s eviction moratorium has expired, advocates warn that a renewed surge in evictions is imminent.

As Here & Now‘s Cristina Kim reports, a surge could overwhelm the court system — including the city’s nascent housing court — which provides low-income tenants with legal representation.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Support comes from

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.