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Evidence shows this practice can put people living in encampments at even greater risk.
To put an end to strikes, federal policymakers could respond by providing relief emergency rental assistance.
"Good policymaking cannot tolerate the continuous chipping away of this important resource."
Renters, particularly low-income renters in the labor force, tend to be heavily concentrated in the industries facing the most layoffs.
Additional supports are needed to ensure the health and safety of elderly and disabled residents during the pandemic.
This public-health-turned-economic crisis is beginning to constrict the mortgage credit box again.
Additional aid for LIHEAP, other utility assistance and blanket moratoria, and subsidies for public and private utilities beyond what’s included in the CARES Act are needed to address people’s utility cost burden during and after the pandemic
Because staying at home is the best chance to slow the pandemic’s spread, policymakers can step in to ensure all homes are safe for families.
Economic volatility affects young renters more than older renters, and Black and Hispanic renters will likely face more challenges than white and Asian renters.
We could soon see a wave of stories about people who were housed at the beginning of the pandemic but who lost their housing after the eviction moratorium was lifted.

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