LEGAL RESOURCES FOR ISSUES ARISING FROM CORONAVIRUS
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland has a variety of resources on its web site. While they are not presently doing in-person intakes, you can still call during normal business hours and online intake is available 24/7: https://lasclev.org/ . In addition to their Tenant Information Line, they now have a Worker Information Line. People with questions about employment rights, benefits or unemployment assistance should call 216-861-5899 in Cuyahoga County or 440-210-4532 from Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake or Lorain Counties.
The Tenant Information Line helps answer questions about housing rights for tenants. Tenants should call 216-861-5955 in Cuyahoga County or 440-210-4533 from Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake or Lorain Counties.
Ohio Legal Help is a relatively new nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system. On its web site, it provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues. https://www.ohiolegalhelp.org/ .
They have a page dedicated to COVID-19 as well: https://www.ohiolegalhelp.org/detail/covid19 . The page is updated regularly and includes topics such as: the Stay-at-Home order, the election, the Census, the legal system, stimulus money, unemployment, tax-filing extension, paid sick leave, student loans, other public benefits, small business assistance, immigration, evictions & foreclosures, utilities and scams.
Alisa Boles is a local attorney.