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  HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After the July 2022 flood and recent fires in the region, many Eastern Kentuckians have had to find other places to live. If you are renting, AppalReD Legal Aid staff recommend that the tenant and landlord sign a lease agreement that allows both sides to understand rules.
By Sierra Marling smarling@richmondregister.com, Dec 29, 2022, The Richmond Register There were 559 eviction filings in Madison County from Oct. 2021 to Oct. 2022, according to data from the Legal Services Corporation. Those evictions equate to approximately 559 local people left in a potentially unstable or unsuitable housing situation. Affordable housing experts say the situation may be worsening.
Advocacy Director Evan Smith gives renters the information they need to know on the new eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control.  
In this video, we walk you through how to use an online tool created by Kentucky Equal Justice Center to create a letter and declaration for your landlord to protect yourself from eviction. To read more about what you can you can do to protect yourself from eviction during the COVID-19 crisis as well as for a list of  assistance programs for potential rent relief check out News To Know for Renters.  
Join us LIVE on Facebook @AppalReDLegalAid Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 12:30 PM EST with Directing Attorney Charnel Burton as she discusses Evictions during COVID-19.