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Eviction is not a new problem. It is a difficult, painful, process in which a tenant may be left having no place to live. It is a problem that has been exacerbated in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in the past 50 years, the primary and most rapidly growing problem for renters has been affordability. In most cities, the median rent far exceeds what the medium income.

I would like to address the following three issues when it comes to the eviction problem in America: The legislation, the fast-and-easy court process of eviction, and the lack of resources ($$$) allocated to individuals facing it. Luckily, we have organizations like Legal Aid in Atlanta that are working hard to keep people in their homes. I sat down with Legal Aid attorney, Margaret Kinnear, to ask about what a normal day on the job looks like under these new circumstances. …

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