Anne Kat Alexander, Alieza Durana
September 23, 2020
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Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Eviction Lab
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an emergency order on Sept. 4 barring certain evictions through 2020. This just kicks the issue a few months down the road because Congress has offered no new funding to help the unemployed keep up with rent. But in the window between those two events, we got a glimpse of the looming eviction crisis: In places that lacked local protections, and where we have data, evictions spiked — a sign of the social catastrophe to come if the CDC and local moratoriums end and Congress declines to step in.