The Public's Radio: Rhode Island doubles rent relief funding, but advocates say more is needed

by Sofia Rudin
About 75 tenants are calling Rhode Island's Center for Justice each week for help fighting their evictions. That's about triple the number of calls the organization was getting before the COVID-19 pandemic, director Jennifer Wood estimates.
“We've been answering these phone calls since March [from] people who were terribly distraught about housing instability,” said Wood.
The organization, one of two that represents low income tenants in Rhode Island, has just four attorneys, and Wood is worried the volume of calls will skyrocket when the federal eviction protections expire on July 25.

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