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Photo of a sign reading "apartment for rent." The sign is white with red letters. Tall grass obscure part of the sign. A row of houses is behind it, but most of their facades are obscured by the angle.
Allstate

 

Signs reading things like "the rich got bailed out, the poor got left out" and "EVICTION = DEATH" are piled in front of a backyard shed
Omaha Tenants United

 

 

At the beginning of 2020, things were looking up for Omaha resident Jolina Manley. She had a steady job at a call center; she was living in a townhouse subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and she was taking classes in culinary arts.

 

“The kids were all in school," Manley says. "Everything this year started off like, 'Okay, this is going to be great. I'm going to do something and everything's going to be great.'”

Eviction Hearings Halted Until May

Apr 8, 2020

The Douglas County Court is halting all eviction hearings until the end of May. The court confirmed yesterday the freeze will most likely prevent large numbers of people from being kicked out of their homes amid the coronavirus outbreak. Under Governor Pete Ricketts executive order, renters who are financially disadvantaged by the pandemic are protected for missed rent after March 13th.