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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Tenants with long commutes to court more likely to be evicted, study finds

Jun 10, 2022
Arriving late to a court hearing or missing the hearing entirely can result in a default judgement against the tenant.
Research shows that distance from the courthouse can play a key role in tenants being unable to fight off evictions.
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Texas county returns millions in unspent federal rent relief

Dec 30, 2021
Montgomery County officials say there’s been minimal demand for county funds, but others say that’s because the county didn’t make it easily available to renters.
Houston-area renters line up for rent relief assistance at La Iglesia del Pueblo on July 5.
Jen Rice

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 line up for rent relief assistance at La Iglesia del Pueblo on July 5.
Jen Rice

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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