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Eviction Crisis

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Millions of American property owners are behind on mortgage payments and facing the prospect of foreclosure and eviction later this year.
Forbes
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 31, 2021, 9am PDT
The CDC's eviction moratorium will stay in place until at least June 30, 2021.
CNN
March 30, 2021, 7am PDT
Between two rounds of funding, the city of New York has only awarded $7 million of a total $60 million intended for tenant relief.
Gothamist
March 29, 2021, 10am PDT
The city will offer a new round of rental assistance to eligible families who owe back rent.
KTLA
Blog post
March 23, 2021, 12pm PDT
The latest in a series of compendia collecting news and commentary focusing on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities.
James Brasuell
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
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
February 10, 2021, 11am PST
Eviction prevention was an eligible use for CARES Act money...until HUD decided that it's not worth preventing evictions until they are under 14 days away.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 9, 2021, 5am PST
Democrats in Congress are moving forward with a massive COVID stimulus package—with or without Republicans.
CNBC
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
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 27, 2021, 9am PST
A research brief published recently by the Urban Institute provides insight into debt accruing among renters during the pandemic and what governments need to do to relieve the pressure.
Urban Institute
January 20, 2021, 6am PST
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
Blog post
January 13, 2021, 8am PST
Checking in with the numerous risks in the housing market as the economic fallout of the pandemic as approaches it approaches its second year.
James Brasuell
December 29, 2020, 5am PST
The New York State Legislature convened for a special session between holidays to implement new protections in the housing market.
The New York Times
December 22, 2020, 11am PST
A few last minute changes were included in the version of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, approved by Congress last night.
APA Advocates via Twitter
December 20, 2020, 9am PST
Despite a statewide eviction moratorium, thousands of people have been evicted in Chicago since March. A coalition of housing advocates is proposing a just cause ordinance that would halt no-fault evictions.
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
Blog post
December 8, 2020, 5am PST
Planetizen shares the latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell