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Understanding the Eviction Crisis: Preserving the Housing Ecosystem   [open pdf - 797KB]

From the Key Points: "[1] Eviction actions are often a first step toward a housing-court-facilitated arbitration over payment of back rent. [2] A review of the scholarship and state-level eviction data reveals that the costs of continued extensions of the eviction moratorium at the state and federal level have fallen disproportionately on minority and small-time rental property owners. The data do not support the narrative of an 'eviction crisis,' as measured by eviction-related legal actions. [3] The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] crisis should not be the occasion for permanent changes in state and city eviction law. [4] As the pandemic recedes, steps must be taken to distribute the already-appropriated billions of dollars of rental aid and to properly educate property owners and tenants of their rights while ensuring the end of any eviction moratorium to protect the urban housing ecosystem from further disaster."

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2021-05
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