On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the looming eviction crisis in the US. According to the Eviction Lab’s Tracking System, more than 155,000 landlords have filed evictions during the pandemic.
Nearly 3,200 were filed last week, despite the CDC’s eviction moratorium, which is set to expire at the end of this month. Advocates say this will cause even more needless suffering if the federal government doesn't take immedate action. What’s being done to prevent the massive wave of evictions?
Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an organization dedicated to ensuring low-income people in the US have affordable homes
Eric Dunn, Director of Litigation at the National Housing Law Project, which advocates for housing justice for poor people and communities
The Washington Post, Heather Long: Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent
The Appeal, Emily Benfer, Gregg Gonsalves & Danya Keene: THE COMING WAVE OF EVICTIONS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY WORSEN AMERICA’S COVID-19 CRISIS
Slate, Andrew Giambrone: Eviction nation: Can rent strikes stave off disaster?