Sleeping Outside in a Pandemic: Vulnerable Renters Face Evictions
As the coronavirus prevents people from going back to work and pay their rent, evictions have begun, often targeting vulnerable people such as unauthorized immigrants.
This NYT article is both heart-breaking & infuriating. Having no job, no income, & no home will devastate families & communities. Yet so far, policy response has largely been to adopt eviction moratoria that fail to protect vulnerable renters. Why?
My latest story, discovered and photographed by
, is about the many vulnerable renters who have already been forced out of their homes because of the pandemic. A lot are immigrants without legal status.
NYT National News
The pandemic has created an opportunity for landlords to force out vulnerable renters, including immigrants without legal status.
“28 million households are at risk of being turned out onto the streets because of job losses tied to the pandemic.” EVERYONE PREDICTED THIS. This is the predictable outcome of pausing work but not rent.
Vulnerable Renters Face Evictions 🦠🇺🇸🔥