"The long-term goal has to just be structurally changing this untenable housing system that we have," said Carl Gershenson, the project director at Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.
As New York and other states seek more funding, tenants also need longer-term fixes to the problem of housing affordability.
Investment firms might be able to pay more for renovations, but critics say they accelerate evictions.
Marketplace’s Amy Scott speaks with housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi about the wave of evictions in North Charleston.
Jessica Thomasson of North Dakota’s Department of Human Services talks about the logistical challenges and the need for outreach.
Just 11% of federal emergency rental relief had been spent by the end of July, according to the Treasury Department.
In hard-hit L.A., only about 15% of the city’s current rent relief funding has reached households in need.
The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of July. Houstonians won’t have a state or local moratorium in place to pause evictions.
Congress allocated $46 billion for rental assistance — but is that information, and the money, getting to people who need it?