Eviction Defense & Rent Support Team

Organization

Athens Mutual Aid Network

Description

Calling all Athenians who are passionate about housing justice! The GA eviction moratorium expired on June 14th, meaning that landlords have now had a couple weeks to submit eviction paperwork. While COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we can expect eviction cases to also start rising among folks who have been hard-hit by the economic shut-downs and medical expenses of this pandemic.

The Eviction Defense & Rent Support Team is needed to support the AMAN hotline, provide legal information to folks facing eviction, and organize our local community to support folks staying in their homes.

You we need a robust team that can:
- liaise with the GA Legal Aid, Athens Land Trust, and Housing Justice League for tenant rights and eviction defense legal resources
- liaise with AMAN and the Ark to support folks with rent payments when we can (especially folks who are ineligible for other local rent-support services)
- liaise with other local housing agencies,
- directly support neighbors facing eviction in the ways they self-determine they need, and
- recruit others in our community to offer what they can to these efforts.

We take care of us.

Start Date
2020-06-28
Number of volunteers
1-10
Background screening required?
No
Level of Exposure
Level II
Location
Athens (on site)
How to get in touch
athensmutualaidnetwork@mail.com