The Nebraska Supreme Court said Monday that it does not have the power to halt evictions, despite calls from legal and community groups to give renters a break due to the current coronavirus outbreak.
Eviction hearings are governed by state law, not the state’s highest court, the court said in a statement.
Now is not the time to push more people into homeless shelters or into crowded homes with friends and family, advocates have said. Several Omaha-area landlords have said they will work with tenants who have trouble paying rent due to the current economic downturn, but also expressed concern over rent or eviction freezes without a corresponding freeze on mortgage payments for property owners.
Contributed by Peter Fortunato https://www.peterfortunato.com/bio/