The AP is reporting that two counties in the state of Georgia are refusing to enforce the CDC’s eviction order that effectively halts evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Magistrates in the two GA counties, Carroll & Coweta, have recently refused to stop landlord evictions and said the CDC order violates landlord rights. The article highlights a family was ultimately evicted owing >$5k in back rent and are currently residing in a local hotel.
“The CDC, as far as I know, has no control over Georgia courts,” Carroll County Chief Magistrate Alton Johnson told WABE-FM.
“I think that if the federal government wanted to do this correctly, they would have done it by passing a law,” Johnson said, “and properly compensate those that are out of resources or money.”
“He said the eviction moratorium seems to violate landlord rights...”