Both are expected to submit tenant applications in batches. Tenants can now self-attest to their income and the need for assistance. The hack -- already being described as the "most consequential cyberespionage campaign in history" -- targeted the IT management company SolarWinds, which claims to serve thousands of clients, including businesses and governments across the United States. “Let’s keep people in the houses, especially through March,” he said. Both landlords and tenants are struggling to make ends meet as the coronavirus throws the economy into crisis. Santilli is hopeful the slower pace of legal proceedings will also give nonprofits and other advocacy groups more time to leverage other programs to back-fill the needs of those struggling with rent. Rhode Island Economy Commerce/Business Information. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general says police can file criminal charges against landlords who wrongfully evict tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. Rhode Island courts resumed eviction proceedings this month after a temporary moratorium. Of the $3.012 million disbursed, $1.5 million, or 56%, was distributed in November. PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – At a COVID-19 briefing on Friday Gov. A moratorium is a delay in an activity or an obligation. Without that extra money – which is set to expire at the end of next month – the share of renters at risk of missing payments in Rhode Island could increase from 8% to 33% in Rhode Island, representing about 51,000 households, according to the report. Eli Sherman (esherman@wpri.com) is a Target 12 investigative reporter for WPRI 12. The recorded conversations included offensive language directed toward a transgender activist, Justice Gaines, who frequently engages with council and once ran for City Council herself. No eviction moratorium in place. Pursuant to Rhode Island Law 28-34-3 occupational diseases that are set forth in Rhode Island General Law § 28-34-2 are treated the same way as other injuries in Workers Compensation Court. A Rhode Island emergency room doctor is taking on the slate of myths around the COVID-19 vaccine and debunking them as the historic vaccination effort gets … PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – When Gov. According to court records, 1,995 eviction cases were filed between June 2 and Nov. 27. 401-222-8022 Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm. Eviction status: CDC moratorium only. As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival. Fox also noted Rhode Island’s program is only available to people struggling with past-due rent, which doesn’t help families that are concerned about having enough money to make future rental payments. Ned Lamont said this week. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston last month released a report estimating 9% to 13% of New England renters are at risk of not making housing payments, even with unemployment benefits and the extra $600 per week made available through the federal CARES Act. Kristina Contreras Fox of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless said eviction moratoriums are only short-term solutions that cannot be sustained over the long-term, and they don’t address many of the systemic problems that make it difficult for people to secure safe and reliable housing. AFFIDAVIT OF THE PLAINTIFF/LANDLORD . The limited time each day means it could take weeks – even months – before new cases come up for a hearing, although those guidelines could change if social distancing mandates are relaxed and the courts decide it’s safe to expand hearings. In addition to fueling homelessness, missed rental payments could create other problems for the broader statewide, regional and national economies. Eviction Processing Suspended During Crisis, Rhode Islanders Encouraged to Report Price Gouging Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today made several important announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The governor has been clear she wants to reserve that money in case it can be used to close the state’s $600 million deficit projected for the next fiscal year. Other measures to ease the process include that tenants are no longer required to produce a lease, but merely need to verify their address, even if with an electric bill. Even under a best-case scenario, the Boston Fed estimates Rhode Island will likely accrue $21 million in unpaid rental and mortgage payments each month from April through July, which will only accelerate afterward without another stimulus package. REGARDING DECLARATION BY THE DEFENDANT/TENANT . But the number of applicants has soared to more than 4,600 as of Monday, meaning demand is easily outpacing supply. Now you have three families from one building that are homeless.”. “This won’t be the last I have to say about rental assistance,” she said when announcing the additional $5 million on May 28. All business guidance materials and information about reopening are available at www.reopeningRI.com. The rental assistance announcement comes as the state Department of Health reports two more deaths and 45 new cases of COVID-19, raising the death toll in Rhode Island … As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival. District Court Chief Judge Jeanne E. LaFazia has also allowed Crossroads and United Way to set up tables at the Garrahy and Kent County courthouses outside the rooms in which eviction cases are being heard, in an effort to fast track assistance. The director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has tested positive for the coronavirus. For additional questions about the eviction process in Rhode Island, please refer to the official legislation, Rhode Island General Laws §§34-18-1 to 34-18-56, §9-12-10.1, and the Rhode Island District Court Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 4, for more information. If a sheriff or constable attempts to evict you without a court order, you can report it here. See how Rhode Island ranks in our nationwide scorecard of housing policies in response to COVID-19. Instant Poll: Snow days, or snow days no more? All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. PROVIDENCE — Rental assistance programs meant to keep financially distressed tenants in their homes launched with fanfare early in the COVID-19 pandemic, only to quickly become hampered by a burdensome and restrictive application process that led to a backlog. Rhode Island averaged about 110 daily cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, the CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker showed Sunday. Small businesses across Alabama impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistancethrough the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. As a result of shelter in place orders, quarantines, illness, school closures, and other factors related to COVID-19, many people throughout the US have lost work. Even today, only $3.012 million of the $13.5 million in federal assistance unveiled by Gov. But she said one major problem facing families who seek affordable housing is an unwillingness from some landlords to rent to people who have either experienced homelessness or have had prior evictions — even if they have housing vouchers that boost monthly rent payments. ; Business owner information about COVID-19: click here A $50 million allocation will support businesses that will … Federal SBA loans are designed to help small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Status: Eviction Can Resume (Remote) as of June 2. The applications are being processed by the United Way of Rhode Island, Crossroads Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Housing. The governor called on property owners to make 1,000 units available by July 1 – coinciding with the end of the moratorium on pandemic-related evictions. A total of 660 applicants, 311 last month, have received relief, according to data collected by the state. However, the court will resume evictions on June 1, 2020. Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state courts will not process any residential or commercial evictions for the next thirty days. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. “Homelessness in this crisis is a matter of life and death,” Raimondo said. “We need a bigger, more thoughtful solution because there’s going to be many people struggling to pay the rent in the months to come.”. The applications are being processed by the United Way of Rhode Island, Crossroads Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Housing. Watch Christmas Morning Mass on WPRI 12 and WPRI.com, Untraditional Holidays: How the pandemic has compelled us to change how we celebrate, World’s carbon dioxide emissions dropped 7% in pandemic-hit 2020. The looming challenge so far has been kept at bay largely because of federal subsidies and temporary moratoriums on evictions. Rhode Island Gov. South Carolina. Governor of Rhode Island Gina Raimondo tested negative for Covid-19 on Saturday but is in self-isolation. “Rhode Island was already in a housing crisis before COVID,” Fox said. PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Gov. And while pandemic-related housing disputes still cannot be heard until July, there were 360 cases left over from before the public health crisis started, including 157 for non-payment. Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S., has seen the country’s fastest spread of the coronavirus in the last week. If you are facing eviction and behind on your rent as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, please click HERE to learn about the United Way’s Safe Harbor Housing Program. A FedEx driver delivers a box containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Health and safety requirements, along with social distancing rules, currently make it impossible for judges — who are only hearing cases in Providence and Kent district courts — to handle the 40 to 90 daily eviction cases typically heard before the public health crisis. Advocates expect the consequences to play out slowly in the coming weeks, but then gain momentum once pandemic-related evictions can be adjudicated again and various federal benefits and protections expire – all before Aug. 1. Rhode Island's Coronavirus Vaccine Timeline: Who's Getting It Rachel Nunes 12/9/2020 Pence to receive COVID-19 vaccine, Walmart-TikTok partnership, 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom': 5 things to know Friday This article is available to all readers as a public service. Both are expected to submit tenant applications in batches. “Many states have temporarily halted evictions, foreclosures, or both to protect people from losing their homes, at least in the short term,” Boston Fed policy analyst Nicholas Chiumenti wrote in the report. “It has been a good interception point. Sources: The Rhode Island Department of Health and its COVID-19 Vaccine subcommittee. “You want to be good stewards of the money, but sometimes it makes it difficult to get money out the door.”, More:RI housing advocates warn of looming eviction crisis, More:Advocates urge tax hike for RI's top earners at State House rally. If you are struggling to pay your rent or are at risk of eviction as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, please click HERE to learn about RIHousing’s Emergency Tenant Based Rental Assistance program. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Providence Journal. With qualifying households eligible for up to $5,000 each, it would have cost about $4.1 million to cover the maximum amount needed for those initial applicants — three times more than the $1.5 million the state initially allocated for the program. The Safe Harbor program started last month and is designed to head off evictions through mediation and rental assistance before court cases render tenants homeless. Funding comes from federal coronavirus relief. Business Services; Elections and Voting; Open Government; Civics and Education; News and Highlights. “They can’t pay their rent, then the landlord can’t pay the mortgage and then the bank forecloses. Anyone traveling to Rhode Island from one of these states with a COVID-19 positivity rate higher than 5% must quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms. Seventy-nine of those eviction cases resolved anyway. However, several federal, state, and local acts still protected some renters from evictions as of August 2020. When pressed on it earlier this month, Raimondo balked at the idea of using more of the $1.25 billion the state received through the CARES Act to expand the rental assistance program beyond the $6.5 million. South Carolina South Dakota Rhode Island hit Pause for three weeks, ending December 20th. “Rhode Island has the highest eviction rate in New England. “We need to find a way to communicate to tenants to say `This is a way you can get money’,” Crane said. Plaintiff/Landlord Civil Action File Number Defendant /Tenant Attorney for the Plaintiff/Landlord Murray Judicial Complex 2 nd Division District Court 45 Washington Square Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2913 (401) 841-8350 The state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Rhode Island is undeniably one of the worst in the country. Rhode Island senator connects with coastal Georgia experts for virtual climate change panel ... Bryan County long-term care facility prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccine ... National eviction … “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to heighten the dangers and public health consequences of housing instability, we can all agree that preventing or prosecuting self-help evictions must remain a law enforcement priority.” When a landlord enters the home a tenant has rented and, without a court order, starts removing furniture from the house, that may […] Cold Case Cards: Who killed Margaret Pizio? Rhode Island Tries To Head Off Evictions At the beginning of the year, Kristen Seery had a home, a stable income and dreams of returning to school. He credited the programs for adjusting to what has been a changing landscape as the pandemic played out. Gina Raimondo, RI housing advocates warn of looming eviction crisis, Advocates urge tax hike for RI's top earners at State House rally, https://www.uwri.org/2-1-1/safe-harbor-housing-program/, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. But recent changes to streamline the application process and consolidate the rental assistance programs into a single Safe Harbor Housing Program have state officials optimistic that much of the aid will be distributed in the coming weeks. This exception does not apply to international travelers. Landlords and tenants are now eligible for 10 months of back rent, with the amount no longer capped at $5,000. The District Court was aware of the delay in getting this money to the end user and is encouraging access in every way possible,” courts spokesman Craig N. Berke said. A similar trend emerged after the housing boom-and-bust cycle prior to the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession. And the most at-risk areas are also the places that have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Without money from tenants, landlords could start missing mortgage payments, which could lead to foreclosures and more homelessness. Gina Raimondo announced on Thursday the state would institute a two-week pause starting at the end of November to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Murray Gereboff, who represents landlords of mostly non-subsidized housing, said the long delays could ultimately incentivize more mediation and problem-solving outside of the courthouse, which could help keep people in their homes and landlords earning at least some money. The changes include that tenants no longer need to demonstrate that their hardship is due to COVID. Supreme Court Order (Expired) Action: The Rhode Island Supreme Court has issued an order stating that evictions may not be filed or heard until after May 17, 2020 and that any eviction order issued prior to March 17, 2020, however, can still be executed. in federal assistance unveiled by Gov. “It’s exacerbated so many inequalities and disparities and that comes through in stark light when you look at access to basic, secure affordable housing.”. COVID-19 will only exacerbate this crisis.” In 2018 the Associated Press reported that, “Rhode Island had the highest eviction rate among New England states in 2016, and Providence’s rate nearly tripled Boston’s.” According to Crossroads data reviewed by Target 12, families living in the Pawtucket and Providence ZIP codes of 02860, 02907, 02908 and 02909 filed the most applications for rental assistance since May 2. The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. state of Rhode Island is part of an ongoing worldwide viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).As of December 18, 2020, there has been 77,812 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, 459 of which are currently hospitalized, and 1,625 reported deaths. However, health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 have led many states, cities, counties, and courts to place moratoriums on evictions. And the housing problem is expected to worsen. Paul Ragosta, an attorney who represents landlords of affordable housing units, estimates these protections would prevent upward of 60% of landlords in Rhode Island from evicting tenants. “What I’m anticipating in the coming months is what we saw in 2012, which was an increase in people who owned multifamily homes where the owner was living on one floor and renting out the other two floors,” Santilli said. Gina Raimondo has made it into the hands of those who need it. Tonight Providence City Councilors introduced a resolution calling for the State of Rhode Island to suspend evections and foreclosures and enact a series of other measures to protect Providence residents until the COVID-19 crisis is no longer a threat to our community. A total of 233 tenants made declarations from Sept. 4 through Nov. 27 to stave off evictions until after the start of the new year. Foreclosure status: FHFA moratorium only Her dog-sitting business was bringing in enough money to cover her $1,025-a-month rent for a studio and living expenses for herself in Pawtucket. Are the new coronavirus strains cause for concern? © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Michael Crane, a Providence lawyer who represents private and public housing entities as well as so-called “mom and pops,” marveled at the ease with which landlords and tenants can jointly seek assistance right in the courthouse, sometimes in as quickly as 20 minutes. The state has also reached out to housing authorities throughout the state, whose residents have also fallen behind on payments, as well as property managers and lawyers representing landlords, Hunsinger said. Rhode Island leads the northeast and the nation in cases per capita over the last seven days. The resolution is co-sponsored by Councilors Rachel Miller (Ward 13), Helen Anthony (Ward […] “I’m cautiously optimistic we will get this into the hands of the people who need it within the time that we have,” Hunsinger said. In an effort to address this problem, Raimondo last week announced a new public subsidy for landlords who rent units to families with housing vouchers. Landlords likewise can prove ownership with a sewer or tax bill or bank account information. Foreclosure status: FHFA moratorium only. A list of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sources of financial assistance and other resources for both tenants and landlords. A FedEx driver gives a thumbs up after delivering a box containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacists Richard Emery, right, and Karen Nolan as it arrives at Rhode Island … Government funding bill released including $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus, Congress set to vote, Trump’s spiritual adviser tests positive for coronavirus after attending White House Christmas party, WATCH: Santa Claus rescued from power lines while making parachute candy delivery, CDC issues guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination after allergic reactions, Justice Dept. And the clock is ticking to get much of the remaining $9 million-plus out the door by the Dec. 31 deadline to spend CARES Act funds. Rhode Island’s 122.6 rate edges out The Republic of Georgia with 116.4, Serbia 104.4, and Indiana with 102.6. COVID-19 RI FACT SHEET ON EVICTIONS | FOR RENTERS What is a moratorium? But she has nonetheless signaled there could be more coming in terms of help with housing costs. “That should be enough money to get us through January.”. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND. “Now it’s gotten worse.”. The growing number of applicants comes as the COVID-19 public health crisis has forced tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders into unemployment, raising concerns among renters, landlords and advocates who predict the joblessness will translate into missed housing payments. “A lot of people are scared and worried because they’re behind in their rent,” said Karen Santilli, executive director of Crossroads Rhode Island, which is administering the rental-assistance program. When Rhode Island's District Court put eviction hearings on hold in mid-March, complaints of landlords illegally forcing tenants out more than tripled, according to Rhode Island Legal Services. And while pandemic-related housing disputes … Federal eviction protection offered under the CARES Act has expired. Rhode Island is leading the country with the highest average daily COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a … Shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Rhode Island cut by 36% next week FDA plans to OK 2nd COVID-19 vaccine after panel endorsement Care New England, Lifespan confirm extra … “The requirements were too burdensome...,” said Christine Hunsinger, the assistant deputy director external affairs at Rhode Island Housing. If a tenant cannot afford the rent due to loss of a job or income as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the landlord could consider working with the tenant to arrange a payment plan. The Pause was implemented to keep COVID-19 hospitalizations below hospital capacity limits and to reduce community transmission of COVID-19 by significantly dialing down overall mobility and reducing social gatherings. 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