Mayor Gorton and the members of Lexington's city council can create a housing system where everyone has access to safe, accessible, permanently affordable, and sustainable housing. They can reduce the number of evictions Lexingtonians face.
This is the opposite of what we need right now. Tenants need protection from being forced out of their homes, help with paying rent, and assurance that no one will be evicted due to non-payment that occurred during the state of emergency. Our elected officials need to be helping tenants stay in their homes, not pressuring them out.
We need you to call Governor Beshear to #STOPMASSEVICTIONS!! Though Kentucky has an eviction moratorium, rent's still due. Mass evictions are coming once the State of Emergency ends. We need stronger tenant protections. Call using this script below (also available at tinyurl.com/NoEvictionsKY) To leave a message for Governor Beshear supporting tenant protections during the COVID-19 … Continue reading #StopMassEvictions Kentucky Script
Good move by Governor Andy Beshear. But WE NEED MORE to protect tenants. An eviction suspension merely postpones mass evictions until the State of Emergency ends. The executive order explicitly says folks are still obligated to pay rent. But folks still aren’t getting income!
Evictions CONTINUED this week. And we will see mass evictions when courts reopen. Art Crosby, lawyer with Lexington Fair Housing Council said, "I’m expecting an unprecedented number of evictions to hit when things start up again. As much as our community may be struggling to deal with this outbreak, I think we’ll find we’re equally unprepared to handle the fall out that we’ll face in the coming months. What I am really worried about is what we are going to see in May, June and July."