Eviction filings hit pre-pandemic levels a year after the end of the moratorium

Jul 29, 2022
"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.
Because many young people, racial minorities and those with lower incomes rent their housing, they're disproportionately affected evictions. 
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New York's eviction moratorium has expired

Jan 17, 2022
As New York and other states seek more funding, tenants also need longer-term fixes to the problem of housing affordability.
Protesters block a road outside the governors office following a march calling for an extension to the eviction moratorium on January 14, 2022 in New York, New York. The moratorium expired on Saturday, Jan. 15.
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Pandemic puts more rental properties in private equity hands

Oct 21, 2021
Investment firms might be able to pay more for renovations, but critics say they accelerate evictions.
With landlords dealing with financial stress brought on by COVID, selling properties to private equity firms can be appealing.
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Inside Philadelphia's eviction diversion program

Oct 19, 2021
Mediation aims to repair strained relationships and keep tenants in their homes.
Tenant activists hold anti-eviction signs outside a New York City marshal's office. In Philadelphia, the city's Eviction Diversion Program has conducted thousands of mediations and distributed rental relief.
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In South Carolina town, tenants feel effects of expired eviction moratorium

Oct 4, 2021
Marketplace’s Amy Scott speaks with housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi about the wave of evictions in North Charleston.
South Carolina has distributed a fraction of the federal rental assistance funds the state has received. That's a problem for low-income tenants, says housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi.
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Rent-relief distribution has been slow in parts of the country. What’s going on?

Sep 8, 2021
Jessica Thomasson of North Dakota’s Department of Human Services talks about the logistical challenges and the need for outreach.
Los Angeles demonstrators protest evictions and advocate rent cancellation during the pandemic in August 2020.
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Supreme Court blocks eviction moratorium as aid trickles out

Aug 27, 2021
Just 11% of federal emergency rental relief had been spent by the end of July, according to the Treasury Department.
The sun rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court building on Aug. 27 — the day after the court blocked the latest eviction moratorium.
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Tenants in Los Angeles anxiously await rent relief as the city struggles to get funds out

Aug 10, 2021
In hard-hit L.A., only about 15% of the city’s current rent relief funding has reached households in need.
Los Angeles demonstrators protest evictions and advocate rent cancellation during the pandemic in August 2020.
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With pandemic safety net policies expiring, renters brace for eviction

Jul 30, 2021
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.
Houston-area renters line up for rent relief assistance at La Iglesia del Pueblo on July 5.
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Millions of renters could face eviction as moratorium ends

Jul 28, 2021
Congress allocated $46 billion for rental assistance — but is that information, and the money, getting to people who need it?
A constable in Arizona knocks before posting an eviction order. Federal assistance is available for tenants who are behind on their rent, but many are unaware of the aid.
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