Pittsburg, CA asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for California

Q: Can family homeless shelters kick families out during the Corinavirus quarantine?

My newborn, medically fragile son and I were kicked out while the entire facility was quarantined due to another family having Coronavirus symptoms.

1 Lawyer Answer
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In these most unusual of times, administrators of shelters must make terribly tragic decisions based on the conditions which exist. I'm sure you are grateful for the fact that you and your son do not presently have the coronavirus, but that can be little consolation while you are still homeless.

All I can encourage you to do in these trying times is to secure for yourself and your baby the safe shelter you no doubt need.

Given these circumstances, the short answer to your question is yes, they can. Would that decision be legally actionable for you? Only a highly capable attorney well trained in civil rights law can answer that question for you. I urge you to seek out the advice of such a lawyer as soon as you can.

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