Why the CDC’s eviction moratorium isn’t enough to prevent evictions in Maryland | COMMENTARY

Op-Ed (Maryland, NATIONAL)

Tisha Guthrie, Charisse Lue
Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Racial Justice

Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Justice Center (PJC)


The CDC reports that the Black and Indigenous population have infection rates five times and four times, respectively, higher than the white population. Eviction has always been a threat to public health. The cocktail of housing insecurity and high infection rates among minority communities may prove to be lethal.