Short-term fixes aren’t enough to solve America’s looming eviction crisis

CNN (07/22/2021)
  • While US Congress allocated $47 billion towards emergency Covid rent relief, millions could still face eviction after the CDC moratorium expires (July 31).
  • The biggest issue is the slow distribution of relief funds, with some renters waiting months after applying.
  • In response, some states and localities are implementing short-term fixes (eg local moratorium extensions, legal assistance).
  • Evictions disproportionately impact women of color and single parents, negatively impacting long-term mental health and children’s educational attainment.
  • Covid exposed the need for federal, nationwide eviction policies.