Kentucky Needs a Statewide Eviction Moratorium

Governor Beshear

The current eviction moratorium in Kentucky for nonpayment of rent will expire after December 31. Governor Beshear must extend these eviction protections (and close a dangerous loophole) through March 31. Eviction protections are a vital part of the public health response to Covid-19 and halting evictions reduces the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Protecting people from eviction protects all Kentuckians, not just Kentuckians who rent their homes.

Read KEJC's full letter to Governor Beshear.

To: Governor Beshear
From: [Your Name]

Kentuckians cannot be #HealthyAtHome if landlords are allowed to evict people when they can't pay their rent or when their leases expire. I am adding my voice to the many Kentuckians demanding that you extend your Order protecting Kentuckians from eviction through—at least—March 31st, 2021.

It is morally, economically, and epidemiologically imperative that you act now to protect people in Kentucky from the personal and systemic catastrophes caused by a wave of evictions that you have the power to prevent.

Please, act now.