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The CDC Eviction Moratorium Is About To Expire. What Will It Take To Prevent Mass Evictions?

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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?

Guests:

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

Web Resources:

Eviction Lab Tracking System

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

The Washington Post, Heather Long: Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent

CNBC, Annie Nova: The CDC banned evictions. People are still being forced to leave their homes

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?