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Pandemic Depression

September 16, 2020, 7am PDT
President Trump is infamous for politicizing civil unrest in cities, but his leadership's animus to urban areas is found in policy as well, despite the importance of large cities to the nation's economy.
The Washington Post
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 3, 2020, 6am PDT
A New York city councilmember, trained in urban planning, presents ideas for protecting tenants and small businesses in the ongoing economic downturn.
The New York Times
August 24, 2020, 7am PDT
Property taxes have traditionally been viewed as recession-proof channels for local revenue, but first the Great Recession, and now the pandemic depression, are proving to be exceptions to the rule.
Forbes
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.
NOLA.com
August 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
The National League of Cities has produced a highly-anticipated report detailing the fiscal fallout of the sudden and swift economic downturn that followed the coronavirus to American shores.
National League Of Cities
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 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Riders who rely most on public transit are suffering the worst consequences of the cuts to service during the fiscal belt tightening of the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times
August 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
What's good for pension funds and real estate investment trusts is likely bad for renters.
Vancouver Sun
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 11, 2020, 10am PDT
Elizabeth Warren and Carroll Fife warn about the potential for the worst housing market outcomes of the real estate and financial crisis of 2008 to repeat without action from federal and state lawmakers.
The Washington Post