Eviction Crisis

Homelessness

Fewer People Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco

In a first since 2015, the number of people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco declined from the year prior, according to preliminary analysis of the city’s most recent Point-in-Time count.

May 17, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Rural Highway

Rural States Refusing Federal Housing Aid

Rural states like Nebraska, Montana, and West Virginia have refused federal funding to aid vulnerable renters during the economic shocks of the pandemic, and that money is now headed to other parts of the country.

April 25, 2022 - The Boston Globe

Coronavirus

Concerns Mount as Pandemic Eviction Protections Expire

With eviction protections in Virginia set to expire at the end of June, advocates warn that an “eviction tsunami” could still sweep up the state’s renters.

April 12, 2022 - NBC 12

Pandemic Public Health

The 'Eviction Tsunami' and Other Pandemic Projections

The ups and downs of the pandemic have been extremely hard to predict, so the consequences of the pandemic have been just as unforeseeable—despite the efforts of a nation of armchair prognosticators.

April 11, 2022 - The Atlantic

Coronavirus

San Diego Moving Forward With No-Fault Eviction Moratorium

Unlike the no-fault eviction protections being considered in other states and cities, San Diego's new eviction moratorium is timed to coincide with the ongoing economic and public health emergency presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2022 - Voice of San Diego

COVID-19 Eviction Crisis

'Just Cause' Eviction Laws Gaining Traction Around the U.S.

The Maryland General Assembly is the latest state legislature to consider a new "just cause" eviction law.

February 27, 2022 - Maryland Matters

Rent

Rental Market Leaving More Americans Behind, Says Harvard Housing Report

The narratives of 1921, 2008, and 2020 are still in full effect after two years of pandemic disruption in the housing market. All the threats of eviction, homelessness, and systemic racism are still present, with the potential to worsen, in 2022.

January 26, 2022 - James Brasuell

A street view showing the historic courthouse and jail in Woodstock, Illinois.

Map of Pandemic Real Estate Risk Focuses on New Jersey, Illinois, California

A new study evaluates county-level foreclosure risk, underwater home values, and more real estate market data after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.

January 21, 2022 - Attom

Eviction Crisis

New York's 'Good Cause Eviction' Bill, Explained

Here's a slightly humorous approach to a serious topic: the Good Cause Eviction law making its way through the New York State Legislature.

January 18, 2022 - The New York Times

 The Young Apartments — 1621 South Grand Avenue, at the southern end of Downtown Los Angeles.

L.A.'s Pandemic Rent Cap to Stay in Place Until 2023

Landlords have been unable to raise rents on rent stabilized apartments in Los Angeles since March 2020. Unlike in other large cities with similar rules, Los Angeles won't be removing the rent cap anytime soon.

January 6, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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