PLS’ Jim Barrett speaks to A-CT on evictions & foreclosures

Pisgah Legal’s Executive Director, Jim Barrett spoke with the Asheville-Citizen Times on the court’s ruling to delay evictions and foreclosures for at least 30 days. He states that the measure simply delays “some pretty big problems.” He sees it as likely that Buncombe will experience a surge of evictions and foreclosures after the pandemic passes, particularly “if this extends for a long time.” He recommends “individuals should make an effort to prioritize paying rent and turn to resources available through mediums like the state’s 211 line, Manna Food Bank and PLS’s resource page.”  The Citizen Times is providing this story for free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus. 

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