As Temperatures Fall, No Halt To Evictions Across Most Of The Country

In Wisconsin, the state legislature passed a law in 2011 that expressly prohibits local governments from imposing eviction moratoriums.

News Story (NATIONAL, Wisconsin)

Pam Fessler
National Public Radio (NPR)
December 18, 2017

Tags: Housing: Eviction


Thompson is hardly alone. There are about 12,000 eviction cases each year in Milwaukee County, and more than an estimated 2.7 million evictions across the country.

Many of those evictions take place in the winter, when temperatures fall below freezing. Some countries, such as France, Austria and Poland, prohibit removing people from their homes when it’s so cold. But that’s not the case in the United States. A few places, like Maryland and Washington, D.C., postpone evictions when it’s below freezing and over the holidays, although those places are the exception rather than the rule.