New Yorkers giving thanks to all the frontline workers on April 4th, 2020.Adam Jeffery | CNBCRenters in many states are protected by a temporary moratorium on evictions, though the rules vary widely depending on location. Landlords in Delaware and Nevada can’t charge late fees during the public health crisis, but in Illinois and Rhode Island, they can. And eviction proceedings continue to unfold in states such as Wyoming, South Dakota, Missouri and Idaho, albeit over Zoom or on the phone instead of in a courtroom.”There’s no one approach,” said Emily A. Benfer, a professor at Columbia Law School. Housing advocates and lawyers are concerned about what will happen when the moratoriums lift. “People are continuing to struggle to pay their rent and relying on the moratorium, but the stress of knowing that after the moratorium, they might be evicted, is really intense,” said Julia McNally, an attorney at The Legal Aid Society in Kew Gardens, New York. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.
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