Navigate through the eviction moratorium & learn about available help in Richland County

July 1, 2021

Following a recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend the eviction moratorium through the end of July 2021, Richland Library is informing tenants and landlords about help that is currently available to them. We’re hosting a Community Tele-Town Hall at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 8.

Please join us for the hour-long call and hear from:

  • Michael King, Richland County Emergency Services Department Assistant Director
  • Martina Tiku, NAACP Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow
  • Thomas Trent, SC Legal Services Attorney
  • Lee Patterson, Richland Library Social Work Director

Local residents also have an opportunity to ask their questions directly to our panelists.

During the Community Tele-Town Hall, we plan to focus on the rights of tenants and landlords, the process and impact of filing for an eviction, obtaining legal aid, and identifying local funding, such as the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

Register ahead of time at to receive a phone call at the start of the Community Tele-Town Hall or join by dialing 803-205-0307.

South Carolina continues to have some of the highest eviction rates in the country. In fact, according to The Eviction Lab at Princeton University, our state is home to nearly half of the 100 most eviction-prone rural and small cities.


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.