Coronavirus Outbreak Pushes Local Governments to Freeze Home Evictions

As job losses mount, efforts are under way in the U.S. to ensure people have a place to live and quarantine.

News Story (NATIONAL)

Will Parker
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 22, 2020

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Foreclosure

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services Inc. (Arizona)


Rising job losses from the coronavirus outbreak are prompting local governments across the U.S. to temporarily halt evictions or foreclosures.

Cities such as New York and Los Angeles enacted eviction prohibitions over the past week, and dozens of other municipalities and court systems have followed. The sheriff of San Francisco said he would not enforce eviction orders until further notice. And on Wednesday, the state of Washington, one of the hardest hit by the virus, declared an eviction moratorium for 30 days.