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Eviction Crisis

November 16, 2020, 8am PST
The weight of the pandemic is hanging around millions of renters' necks.
OC Register
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, 8am PST
The state of California is trying to prevent a repeat of one of the most significant consequences of the Great Recession: large Wall Street interests buying for-sale housing in bulk for conversion to apartments.
Next City
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
October 29, 2020, 10am PDT
Advocates have sounded alarms since the pandemic's outset about the potential for unprecedented waves of evictions as Americans deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic, but authoritative real-time data on the rental market is lacking.
October 28, 2020, 9am PDT
Add the coronavirus pandemic to an already deeply troubled housing market and the Bay Area has a recipe for even more displacement in a region already facing a massive demographic shift.
October 4, 2020, 11am PDT
As Americans deal with job losses and ongoing unemployment, rent bills are piling up and a wave of evictions looms on the horizon.
Route Fifty
September 29, 2020, 9am PDT
How to keep affordable apartments and single-family homes out of the hands of institutional investors if the coronavirus pandemic leads to a giant wave of evictions and foreclosures.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 22, 2020, 8am PDT
A new company called Civvl is hiring contract workers to help evict people during the economic struggles of the pandemic.
September 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Evictions incur immense costs for the public and nonprofit sector, according to new analysis from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
September 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Independent landlords struggle to keep up with the cost of rental units and continue to face massive income drops caused by eviction moratoriums. Some of them are pushing back.
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 11, 2020, 7am PDT
More than a dozen states are using Community Development Block Grant funding from the CARES Act to fund emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 8, 2020, 8am PDT
Declining rents won't be a silver lining in the post-pandemic housing crisis.
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
August 24, 2020, 6am PDT
A new housing relief fund has been launched in New Orleans to help low-income residents deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic.
August 20, 2020, 5am PDT
The rallying cry to cancel rent has been heard since the early days of the pandemic, but it takes on new urgency now as the economic effects of the pandemic linger past the expiration date of eviction moratoriums.
The Guardian
August 12, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump put on a show while signing a batch of executive orders late last week, but on further evaluation, the president's signatures on these orders aren't likely to save anyone from the economic devastation of the coronavirus.
The Washington Post
August 5, 2020, 5am PDT
Just when the nation needs a functional market for affordable housing, the industry that builds affordable housing supply has stopped functioning, like to many other parts of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab