The pandemic has caused great disruption in our economy. But even before COVID started to spread across the world, decades of institutional racism had caused racially-based inequity in housing, education, employment, criminal justice, civil rights and health care. It is this underlying discrimination, plus ongoing political inaction to address the root causes of homelessness, that has left the U.S. with a situation where our emergency housing systems are in no way capable of assisting millions of households that may become homeless.
Our systems are already overwhelmed – We do not need another big wave of homelessness!
Read more about the current situation and need for rental assistance during the ongoing pandemic economic downturn:
- CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: 4 questions about its impact answered by a housing law expert
- Eviction Diversion: Preventing Eviction Before Going to Court from the EvictionLab
Legal and Institutional Resources:
- How State and Local Governments Can Avoid Mass Evictions
- Legal resources for Eviction Diversion from the National Center for State Courts
State and City Rental Assistance Examples: