‘The exact wrong time:’ Officials call for stopping evictions

The Hamilton County Municipal Court hearing room where eviction court is held.

After being halted for a year, evictions for nonpayment of rent resumed Thursday in Hamilton County, days after a federal appeals court said it would likely uphold a lower court’s finding that a federal agency exceeded its authority by imposing a moratorium.

On Friday, county and city officials and others urged Hamilton County Municipal Court – where eviction proceedings take place – to reconsider and extend the moratorium.

At a news conference outside the courthouse, Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval said halting eviction proceedings will allow more than $60 million that is available locally to go to people who need it.

The money, said Pureval, who is one of six candidates for Cincinnati mayor, “can be utilized to make sure tenants stay in their homes and ensure landlords are made whole.” More than 60% of city residents are renters.

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