The CDC extends an eviction ban, but landlords find ways around it

Apr 1, 2021
It can be hard for landlords to pay their bills too. But even tenants with a strong case against eviction rarely fight back.
For renters to really be protected, one expert said, they need access to legal resources.
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Rental assistance is on the way, but will it come in time?

Jan 18, 2021
Right now the only thing keeping millions of renters in their homes is the CDC’s eviction moratorium, which expires Jan. 31.
Demonstrators march in the street during the Cancel Rent and Mortgages rally on June 30, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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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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As state eviction bans lapse, another month's rent comes due

Oct 29, 2020
The nationwide CDC ban leaves many renters unprotected.
Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey evicts an apartment resident for nonpayment of rent on Oct. 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Nearly a third of tenants either missed or couldn't pay full July rent, survey finds

Jul 10, 2020
The problem is worse among households earning $50,000 a year or less.
One reason tenants have been able to pay at all is the $600-a-week federal pandemic unemployment payments.
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Homeowners had amassed record equity as crisis began

Jul 6, 2020
Housing wealth and other protections advantage owners over renters.
A neighborhood in San Francisco. Home values have only kept rising as buyers compete for a limited supply of houses.
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With July rents due, renters brace for evictions

Jun 30, 2020
According to the Urban Institute, nearly 20% of people who rent did not pay in June.
A building tenant hangs a sign from his roof in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York City during a rent strike on May 1.
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Life on the bottom rung of the rental market during a housing crisis

May 21, 2020
One group of California tenants say they feel stuck in dirty, dangerous accommodations.
A courtyard at the River Glen Apartments in San Bernardino, California.
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Report finds link between high housing costs and poor health

Mar 19, 2019
According to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin — which ranks the health of nearly every county in the U.S. — more than 10 percent of households live with the burden of extremely high housing costs. Where people spend more than half of their income on housing, it […]
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.
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Making sense of housing market data

Mar 8, 2019
It's more straightforward than it seems.
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