Evictions

COVID-19 Eviction Crisis

Almost 36,000 California Households Got Eviction Notices Last Year

Despite efforts to implement rental assistance programs and eviction moratoriums during the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of California households were served eviction notices last year, with more falling behind on rent payments.

July 7, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Two-story housing in Sacramento, California

Sacramento Households Hit Hard by Evictions

With pandemic-era renter protections ending and rents rising by close to 20 percent, renters in Sacramento are finding it harder to afford housing in the region.

July 1, 2022 - The Sacramento Bee

Rent Jubilee

Opinion: Californians Need Extended Rent Relief

With the pandemic-era rent relief program ending, many California households are still struggling to pay back their rent debt and find affordable housing.

June 6, 2022 - CALmatters

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Evictions Growing in Texas

The number of evictions in Texas is rising above pre-pandemic levels as renter protections expire.

May 11, 2022 - KHOU 11 Houston

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

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Philadelphia 'Diversion Program' Prevents Evictions Through Mediation

A program that provides mediation between landlords and tenants has helped a majority of applicants avoid eviction, signaling a promising avenue for renter assistance as landlords seek to recoup COVID-era losses.

March 4, 2022 - Next City

Apartment Construction

No Evictions for Less Than $600, Says New D.C. Law

As part of a bill that made many COVID-era tenant protections permanent, the District voted to ban eviction filings for households owing less than $600 in back rent.

March 3, 2022 - DCist

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

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

L.A. Tenants Hit With Sudden Rent Hikes Under 'Discounted Rent' Loophole

A legal loophole has allowed some Los Angeles landlords to sharply raise rents on apartments that would otherwise fall under the city's rent stabilization ordinance and pandemic-related rent freeze.

February 18, 2022 - LAist

Eviction

Report Highlights Key Role of Cities in Stemming Evictions

The National League of Cities outlines strategies that city leaders can implement at the local level to prevent evictions and increase housing affordability.

February 11, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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