Emily Benfer On The Incoming Wave Of COVID-19 Evictions

Interview (NATIONAL)

RJ Vogt
June 21, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction


Extensive interview withEmily Benfer on the “avalanche” of evictions she expects to see if more sound policies aren’t enacted soon. Against the backdrop of ongoing protests over racial injustice and police brutality, Benfer said the disparities that already exist in housing courts around the country are likely to “increase dramatically” without further intervention. Benfer, a Columbia University law professor and an expert in health justice, helped create a COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard to track state-level measures to prevent evictions.