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National Moratorium on Evictions Set to Expire on December 31

Cathy L. Lucrezi, Esq.
Legal Aid Service of Collier County Facebook
Cathy L. Lucrezi is a Title III Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Collier County. Cathy handles elder law, housing law, foreclosure defense, evictions, public benefits, and other similar issues.

As millions of Americans lost their jobs and incomes due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issued an unprecedented moratorium on evictions. That moratorium is set to expire on December 31 if lawmakers in Congress do not extend it. The National Low Income Housing Coalition estimates as many as 19 million people in 6.7 million households are at risk of being evicted if they don’t.

To learn more about what that could mean in Southwest Florida we talk with Cathy Lucrezi, Supervising Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Collier County. It’s mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to residents of Collier County, based on need.

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Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week. Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.