City partnering with Memphis Area Legal Services to offer eviction relief for tenants

Shelby County to remain in phase 2

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - As the pandemic continues, the city of Memphis and Shelby County, in partnership with Memphis Area Legal Services and other stakeholders are offering tenants relief from evictions. 

Thousands of hearings resumed in court last week. 

Officials rolled out a new website Tuesday for tenants and landlords to examine qualifications for the program. 

Thousands of eviction cases looming in Shelby County

Two million dollars in federal relief money has been set aside to stop people from being put out during the pandemic. 

“From the use of recently allocated CARES Act dollars, funding will be made available to directly pay negotiated settlements to owners allowing the tenant to remain housed,” said Dorcas Young-Griffin, director of the Shelby County Division of Community Services. 

For more information about the program qualifications visit

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