Eviction is a formal legal process that guarantees tenants some protections, but advocates say not all landlords are willing to follow the law to push a tenant out.
But how much can the federal government do about affordability?
One in 10 renters in Richmond, Virginia lose their homes to eviction every year
In many cities, only a fraction of people facing eviction can actually get legal help.
Evictions are on the rise as renters pay increasing share of income for housing.