Eviction in Tulsa: An Update
The current pandemic has brought keen economic hardship, of course, to a vast number of individials and families within various levels of American society. Given that so many folks who rent a house or apartment in our community now require extra time to acquire their unemployment checks and/or federal benefits, the Tulsa City Council voted unanimously last night to ask Gov. Stitt for a statewide moratorium on evictions. In addition to this, Tulsa County has historically had one of the highest rates of eviction in the country. Our guest on StudioTulsa is Roni Amit, an assistant clinical professor at the TU College of Law and the director of the Terry West Civil Legal Clinic. She and her team at the clinic have been studying eviction rates and practices in Tulsa, and have recently published their findings.