January 28, 2022

Rutgers Law School faculty and students were invited by the White House to recount their efforts to halt pandemic evictions in Newark through pro bono work and an inventive outreach collaboration with community organizers and local artists.

The Stop Evicting Newark Project began in the fall as a response to the Supreme Court ruling against eviction moratoriums imposed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision expected to result in a “tsunamii” of displaced tenants in the months ahead, said Norrinda Hayat, a law school professor and director of the Housing Justice and Tenant Solidarity Clinic in Newark and the Economic Justice and Public Benefits Clinic. 

Hayat’s team will be one of six law school groups featured in a virtual event Friday hosted by the White House and the Department of Justice to highlight the issue of pandemic evictions.

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Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Camden: Toni Mooney Smith
Newark: Peter Englot

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