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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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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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 lined up at La Iglesia del Pueblo on July 5, 2021.
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Banning evictions for 1 more month could make a big difference

Jun 24, 2021
Experts say it will give both renters and property owners more time to access that Congress gave states for rental assistance.
Experts say it will give both renters and property owners more time to access that Congress gave states for rental assistance.
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How many people have been homeless during the pandemic?

Mar 17, 2021
One measure of homelessness is the annual "point-in-time count." Critics say it falls short of identifying the problem's severity.
Michelle Massie (left) and Haleigh Skaggs (right) walk along a riverside path looking for people experiencing homelessness in Huntington, W.Va., Jan. 27, 2021.
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Small landlords face a different kind of eviction crisis

Feb 18, 2021
Property owners unable to collect rent are struggling to pay their own bills.
Small landlords are finding themselves on the edge of a financial cliff.
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Millions of renters face holiday evictions — and long-term debt

Dec 9, 2020
Even if someone manages to avoid or recover from an eviction, unpaid rent can have a damaging effect that lasts for years.
Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions during the coronavirus pandemic, in Los Angeles, California, on Aug. 21, 2020.
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Report warns of a worsening affordability crisis for renters

Nov 19, 2020
The lowest-income households were more likely to lose wages and fall behind on rent.
Banners against tenant evictions hang from a rent-controlled building in Washington, D.C., in August.
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