Coronavirus eviction rules don't always help people in motels

For the past few months, Stefanie Craft, her five kids and two pets, a cat and a dog, have been camped out in the Economy Inn and Suites in North Charleston, S.C. It wasn’t her first choice: Black mold crawling up the walls of their rental house forced her hand.Still, it’s home, for now, so they’re riding out the pandemic in one room with a “sink-sized kitchen.”Now Craft, 44, who says she has always paid her $325 weekly motel rent on time, is facing eviction. She lost her job supervising a local car wash when the coronavirus shuttered her city. A local church paid her rent this week, she said,...


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