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Eviction Crisis

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
July 2, 2020, 8am PDT
Millions of renters are at risk of eviction as federal support runs out and the economic realities of the pandemic take hold.
June 26, 2020, 8am PDT
Some landlords in the Los Angles area aren't adhering to eviction moratoriums. In the midst of enormous financial strain, they are employing illegal tactics to forcibly remove tenants.
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2020, 12pm PDT
Without rent relief from Congress, the recent wave of evictions could become a tsunami, according to housing advocates.
Diane Yentel via Twitter
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.
June 17, 2020, 11am PDT
Breaking news: a federal moratorium on evictions and foreclosures of single-family mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be extended until at least the end of August. The moratorium had been set to expire at the end of June.
Federal Housing Finance Agency
June 17, 2020, 7am PDT
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute makes the case for federal and state relief for renters and property owners hurt by the economic realities of the coronavirus pandemic.
Urban Institute
June 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Ithaca, New York is the first city in the nation to go through with a plan to cancel rent, giving three-quarters of the residents in the city a needed safety net as the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis persists into the summer.
June 11, 2020, 6am PDT
New survey data from Massachusetts finds massive housing market stress as more and more renters falling behind on payments.
The Boston Globe
June 3, 2020, 11am PDT
Of all the nightmare scenarios that became possible when the coronavirus hit the shores of the United States, the possibility of massive evictions and a rental market failure seems to have averted the worst possible outcomes. That could still change.
The New York Times
May 4, 2020, 5am PDT
Another month, another rental payment crisis for millions of Americans.
ABC News
April 8, 2020, 9am PDT
One-third of tenants didn't pay rent in April, according to a data released today by the National Multifamily Housing Council.
James Brasuell