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Eviction Moratoriums

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
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 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.
Politico
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
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
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 23, 2020, 6am PDT
The day that renters relying on public support to pay the bills have been dreading since March arrives tomorrow.
The Washington Post
July 16, 2020, 6am PDT
Ithaca took historic action by passing a resolution to offer rent forgiveness to support its large population of renters during the current economic crisis. The city still has work to do to deliver on that promise.
Shelterforce
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 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 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 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
April 30, 2020, 9am PDT
Los Angeles renters are facing challenges in coming up with rent payments as unemployment rates continue to rise. As a result, police are responding to significantly more calls about conflicts between landlords and tenants.
Crosstown
April 21, 2020, 8am PDT
While a statewide eviction moratorium is still in place, the example of Upland in Southern California suggests that local eviction moratoriums might not withstand legal controversies.
Daily Bulletin
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 15, 2020, 7am PDT
The Urban Institute simulated a model to predict the cost of a universal housing assistance program to support those who face homelessness.
Urban Institute
Feature
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
March 31, 2020, 11am PDT
Preventing catastrophe when eviction moratoriums lift requires major waivers and changes of policy—but ones advocates say are fully within HUD's power.
Shelterforce Magazine