While Congress at least attempted to solve their foreclosure blind spots a decade ago, they failed to address the hidden crisis facing renters during the same time frame. People refer to the 2008 crash as the foreclosure crisis, but it was also an eviction crisis. Family homelessness . Private equity firms foreclosed rental properties, leading to consolidation among landlords and predatory practices. Tenants in rental properties were . That housing crisis is still very much with us: A
And now the existing housing crisis is being compounded by the economic and labor shocks of the pandemic. The Evictedhealth impacts
Desmond himself originally proposed a federal evictions database and continues to support it. “The U.S. government should absolutely be keeping track of one of the most morally-urgent issues facing Americans today,” he told The New Republic.
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