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Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Sunset Village Management, Preventing Relocations

Bolivar County Chancery Court Judge Catherine Farris-Carter issued a 10-day temporary restraining order yesterday afternoon against the management of Sunset Village Apartments just outside Cleveland, Miss. The order requires that residents of the ailing complex be provided alternative housing and adequate meals until proper repairs and inspections are completed on their units.

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Catherine Street Apartment Evictions Paused For Last Time

The Oktibbeha County Chancery Court has given residents like Elecia Brooks one last reprieve from eviction, a move activists hope will give them enough time to secure affordable housing. But larger problems in Mississippi’s housing market loom over the paused evictions.

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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a red blazer, standing against a blue CDC backgroup

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium For Every Mississippi County as Delta Variant Surges

The Centers for Disease Control issued a last minute eviction moratorium Tuesday evening, temporarily staving off an immense surge in evictions in the middle of one of the worst waves of coronavirus the U.S. has seen thus far. While the moratorium is targeted only at areas of “substantial or high spread” of the virus, Mississippi’s dangerously climbing infections have put every county in the state in one of those categories, firmly halting all evictions until transmission declines precipitously and remains low, or until Oct. 3.

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