Tom Helper, litigation director at Lawyers for Equal Justice, has a message for landlords who may be tempted to violate the moratorium: Don’t do it.
Nonprofits say they are being overwhelmed with calls from desperate renters and worry about a public housing rule that mandates social distancing, with the threat of eviction.
Families statewide continue to be under threat of losing their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite the governor’s moratorium on evictions.
With the moratorium currently expected to end before September, Hawaii joins the rest of the nation on the brink of a massive eviction crisis.
Advocacy groups say more landlords are violating the emergency eviction ban that's meant to keep people housed and safe during this public health crisis.
Advocates say they’ve had to take over reentry services for prisoners released because of COVID-19 worries.
Preserving public health and safety will require the temporary release of nonviolent inmates from Hawaiʻi's severely overcrowded facilities.
Housing advocates are calling on Governor David Ige to act now to stop a wave of evictions that will undoubtedly hit once the moratorium is lifted.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi prisons or jails, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported on Thursday. The department also said there has been a substantial decrease in the jail population due to the pandemic.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s comments contradict the CDC and the experience of correctional facilities across the country where coronavirus is spreading rapidly.