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Eviction

April 6, 2021, 9am PDT
The landlord tech industry, while alive and well prior to COVID-19, has ramped up in the past year to develop new ways to accumulate wealth at the expense of tenants.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 31, 2021, 10am PDT
Despite receiving $10 million in rental assistance through a state-run program, landlords in Arizona have filed thousands of evictions since the pandemic began.
Arizona Republic
March 17, 2021, 12pm PDT
Emily Benfer talks about what needs to change in our housing and eviction systems—not just now, but once the pandemic is past, the connections between health and housing, and how she came to be a go-to voice on the eviction crisis.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 9, 2021, 10am PST
Three big, but basic, things that we could do right now to get us much closer to equity in housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 3, 2021, 10am PST
An intimate look at what it’s like fighting for meaningful state-level rent relief when the powers that be don’t believe everyone is worth saving.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 1, 2021, 8am PST
With Democrats taking back the Senate, can the Biden administration go beyond immediate-term rent relief to win more ambitious housing solutions?
Shelterforce Magazine
December 18, 2020, 7am PST
To ensure families stay in their homes and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government should extend the CDC's eviction moratorium and other rent relief measures through the new year.
Urban Wire
November 16, 2020, 6am PST
The Massachusetts eviction moratorium—one of the strongest in the nation—expired, just in time for winter. How did this happen?
Shelterforce Magazine
November 2, 2020, 6am PST
State activists say eviction cases were filed in violation of the CARES Act’s ban on evictions. Pre-trial settlement conferences are further complicating the situation.
Shelterforce Magazine
November 1, 2020, 9am PST
Here’s what the federal government should do to grab the opportunity to create affordable housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 15, 2020, 8am PDT
A new report looks at pre-existing foreclosure and eviction rates to predict where the worst outcomes of the pandemic's economic downturn for homeowners and renters are likely to happen.
Arizona Republic
September 1, 2020, 8am PDT
The Eviction Lab at Princeton University is using data to tell the story of thousands of tenant evictions. Matthew Desmond, the Lab's director, shares stories of tenants and insights about the compounding danger of mass evictions and COVID-19.
The New York Times
July 30, 2020, 8am PDT
Shelterforce spoke with researchers, advocates, lawyers, housing economists, and rental housing industry representatives to understand what that crisis would do to evicted families, public health, and the housing market.
Shelterforce Magazine
July 3, 2020, 7am PDT
Tenant organizers and legal services groups are working vigorously to get ahead of eviction cases as housing court processes restart.
Shelterforce Magazine
June 19, 2020, 7am PDT
Many Americans won't be able to pay the rent in July. Black people are more likely to rent and will bear the brunt of a wave of evictions.
Politico
June 2, 2020, 8am PDT
A new UCLA report predicts a grim future for renters in Los Angeles. The report, the first issue published in a new journal dedicated to housing and the coronavirus, spells out what government officials must do to offset and prevent further damage.
UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
April 26, 2020, 9am PDT
A bill announced by Rep. Ilhan Omar would release tenants and homeowners from housing payments until the national emergency is lifted, and would make up the losses to landlords and lenders through a federal fund.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Eviction moratoriums are only as good as their enforcement, as one man’s harrowing story in New Orleans shows.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 16, 2020, 6am PDT
An expanded housing voucher program is needed to address the medium- and long-term economic consequences of COVID-19.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 1, 2020, 9am PDT
The pandemic is highlighting the crucial necessity of community developers’ work. Here’s what the field will need to play its part in the recovery.
Shelterforce Magazine