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Evictions

June 8, 2021, 12pm PDT
Op-ed: Even for people who have never been evicted, the stain of merely an eviction filing can lock people out of quality housing for years.
Next City
May 26, 2021, 11am PDT
In a typical pre-pandemic year, landlords in Philadelphia filed around 20,000 evictions. Last year, landlords filed just 4,500.
Next City
May 18, 2021, 12pm PDT
The share of U.S. households facing rent debt is decreasing as the economy begins to recover from the pandemic, but rent debt is still concentrated by geography and demographics around the country.
U.S. News
May 6, 2021, 5am PDT
"The CDC order must be set aside," said U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich in a ruling announced Wednesday, May 5.
Bloomberg
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
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 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 4, 2020, 8am PST
A new study connects evictions to the spread of the coronavirus. Evictions continued in huge numbers during the pandemic despite a patchwork of eviction protections at multiple layers of government.
Curbed
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.
Vice
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 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
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.
FastCompany
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
March 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
The federal government has announced a critical effort to stabilize the economy as the country addresses the coronavirus pandemic.
CBS News
March 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
The province of Ontario is considering a new law to strengthen tenant protections, but advocates say the law will have the exact opposite of the intended effect.
The Star
November 15, 2019, 2pm PST
One of the most famous suburbs in the country has expended tenant protections in the midst of the housing affordability crisis challenging much of the state.
Pasadena Independent
August 27, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Columbus provides an example of the need for tenant protections in the state of Georgia.
Ledger-Enquirer
July 24, 2019, 6am PDT
Peter Parker used to struggle to pay the rent, and many people can relate to the superhero's precarious housing situation over the years.
Market Urbanism