“There’s no actual penalty for violating it.” – How the CARES Act failed to protect tenants from eviction

News Story (Iowa, Texas)

Annie Nova
August 29, 2020
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Protecting Renter and Homeowner Rights During Our National Health Crisis (National Housing Law Center Aug 2020 survey)

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Iowa Legal Aid, Lone Star Legal Aid, National Housing Law Project, The South Texas College of Law Houston Clinical Programs and The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics


At the start of the pandemic, Congress passed an eviction ban that covered about a third of the country’s rental units. Yet a lack of enforcement led many landlords to ignore the law.