BREAKING: This morning, Lexington protestors disrupted eviction court! Several protesters joined Judge Bell's online court today and interrupted proceedings throughout the hour and a half meeting.
Can’t Zoom In? Evicted!
Since evictions for non-payment resumed August 24, there have been over 1,000 eviction hearings in Lexington. While some tenants had their cases delayed until January by the CDC's moratorium, the majority of tenants were not at court--which means they likely received default eviction judgments against them.
Lexington Eviction Court Moves to Zoom
Eviction court in Fayette County is going virtual. Mass evictions have been ongoing for months. They will only get worse.
Open Letter to the Lexington Housing and Gentrification Subcommittee of the Mayor’s Commission on Racial Justice and Equality
Dear members of the Housing and Gentrification Subcommittee, We understand that you are now developing your recommendations to the Mayor. As you do so, eviction court is on the verge of executing mass evictions. Next Monday, August 24, 51 people are scheduled to face eviction in court. The following two weeks, around 300 people face eviction.