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Tenants, landlords urge reform on Oklahoma's eviction laws


October 2, 2020

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers have come under pressure from advocates for tenant and landlord rights to reform the state's eviction laws.

Oklahoma courts last year handled 44,612 eviction cases, with more than 1,200 tenants a month receiving eviction notices in Tulsa County alone, according to Tulsa World. Tulsa has the 11th highest eviction rate in the country.

"Eviction is a pox on both houses," Michael Figgins, the executive director of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, told a House of Representatives committee hearing Thursday. "It's not helping anyone."

Figgins recommended thr...

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