If Oregon extends its eviction moratorium next week, it would go further than a one-month extension of a federal eviction measure expected in a coronavirus relief package nearing consensus in Congress.
By Sara Cline, Associated Press
Expanded unemployment benefits, federal eviction protections and a pause in student loan payments all cease at the end of this year. Meanwhile, the pandemic shows no signs of abating.
By Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press
Louisiana landlords have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn a moratorium on evictions ordered by the CDC to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus.
By Associated Press
Arkansas is the only state in the country that allows landlords to file criminal — rather than civil — charges against tenants after they fall behind on rent. Based on a law dating back to 1901, if tenants’ rent is…
By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani, ProPublica
By Megan Jula, Knowable Magazine
A “scarlet E” can be the catalyst for a chain reaction of calamities, and COVID-19 piles on.
The Trump administration has announced a temporary national moratorium on evictions for tens of millions of renters who have lost work. The action comes via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says evictions pose a health hazard during…
By Ryan E. Little, Aneurin Canham-Clyne, The Howard Center for Investigative Reporting, Brenda Wintrode, Amy DiPierro, Luciana Perez Uribe, Sean McGoey, Sophia Brown, Maya Pottiger, The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism
Landlords tried to evict dozens of tenants in at least three states in violation of the federal moratorium. And in most places, renters had almost no legal help in fighting back.
By Michael Casey, Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press
The order announced Tuesday stops many evictions until the end of the year. But housing advocates say that without rent relief and billions of dollars for landlords, it only delays a wave of debt and homelessness.
By William Brangham
During this coronavirus pandemic, we hear repeatedly from public health officials to stay at home. But many Americans don’t have stable housing -- and now, a growing number of people are being forced out of where they live because they…
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