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Introducing The Guerrilla Guide to Eviction Defense

Press Release: October 12, 2020

The Guerrilla Guide to Eviction Defense is pleased to announce the December 24, 2020 release date for its self-help e-book dedicated to defending against civil eviction and unlawful detainer proceedings caused by the events of COVID-19. Crafted as an indispensable resource of plain English legal writings with corresponding boilerplate legal forms and fillable documents, the Guide is complemented with the author's Patreon page that grants early access to Patron members on a subscription basis, and with a private Discord chat server where members can interact with other like-minded individuals to discuss litigation strategy, civil defense methods, and public assistance resources related to landlord/tenant disputes within the jurisdictional region where they and their families reside.

According to an August 7, 2020 study by The Aspen Institute[1], an estimated 30 - 40 million U.S. residents are at risk in the most severe housing crisis in the history of the United States of America, and with people of color being disproportionately at more risk of being evicted currently according to an August 10, 2020 study conducted by MarketWatch[2]. Even with a federal moratorium on evictions now in place, according to a September 23, 2020 article by the Washington Post[3], in just 12 cities 5,200 eviction proceedings were filed during the 10 days between the end of the Cares Act eviction protections and the beginning of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium, and with landlords in Florida on October 7, 2020 having simply drilled the locks and re-keyed the doors on the units of at least 20 residents, without any notice to their tenants during what was represented as a civil "re-possession" proceeding[4].

Main Street America is in dire financial straights as the direct and continuing result of COVID-19 shutdown orders that have issued across the U.S.A. and abroad, and The Guerrilla Guide to Eviction Defense is aimed at displacing the unfair advantage that corporate real estate interests have over expedited civil summary procedure bench proceedings that have been enacted across the country in almost every jurisdiction, and which guarantee fast track litigation for landlords and property managers where entire families can be summarily dumped from their homes in as little as seven calendar days, often times without any discovery rights, rights to a trial by jury, or rights to file and raise defenses on their behalf.

The Guerrilla Guide for Eviction defense is available on a pre-release basis from the author's Patreon page noted below, and will be released to the general public free of charge on or prior to December 24, 2020.


[1] Benfer, E. et al. (2020, Aug 7). The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: an Estimated 30-40 Million People in America Are at Risk. The Aspen Institute. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/the-covid-19-eviction-crisis-an-estimated-30-40-million-people-in-america-are-at-risk/
[2] Passy, J. (2020, Aug 10). Calculating Americau2019s eviction crisis: Up to 40 million people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes. MarketWatch. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/calculating-americas-eviction-crisis-up-to-40-million-people-are-at-risk-of-being-kicked-out-of-their-homes-2020-08-07
[3] Durana, A. and Alexander, A.K. (2020, Sep 23). The eviction crisis has begun. It will get so much worse. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/23/evictions-cdc-moratoriums-housing-homelessness/
[4] Christopher, O. (2020, Oct 3). One month ahead of deadline, Tampa landlord locks out residents behind on their rent. https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2020/10/03/one-month-ahead-of-deadline-tampa-landlord-locks-out-residents-behind-on-their-rent/

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