News Story (NATIONAL)
Jonathan O’Connell, Anu Narayanswamy
December 25, 2020
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Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, COVID-19, Housing, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Eviction Lab
A local moratorium in Milwaukee provided renters with a respite through May, but at the beginning of summer, eviction filings quickly increased. From March 15 to Dec. 13, Milwaukee landlords filed 5,759 notices against tenants, almost eight times the number filed in Austin despite Milwaukee having 60 percent of Austin’s population. Milwaukee did not have a local moratorium in place between May 27 and Sept. 4, when the CDC moratorium took effect, while Austin has been restricting many landlords from even giving initial notice to tenants.