Federally backed housing includes Section 8, public housing, and low income housing.
If you aren’t in federally backed housing and you can’t make rent because you’ve lost your job due to the pandemic, Klinge says the first step is to talk to those in charge where you’re living.
“Those managers on site, try to work with them and see if you can get some time to pay, or work out a deal with them, that’s critical,” he said.
He says the main thing tenants need to understand is that landlords can’t make them leave until going through the legal process first.
“They cannot be forced out of that property until there is a court order and the sheriff comes out with a writ of assistance,” he said.