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The US is facing an eviction tsunami. We must cancel rent before it’s too late | The Guardian

The US is facing an eviction tsunami. We must cancel rent before it’s too late | The Guardian

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Houston’s rental aid fund was empty 90 minutes after it opened. In Chicago, 80,000 renters applied for 2,000 relief grants

By Lupe Arreola and Amee Chew, The Guardian

It’s already started. A majority of US states have resumed evictions, or are allowing them despite the worsening pandemic.

As many as 40 million people nationwide face eviction due to inability to pay rent. In comparison, the 2008 foreclosure crisis saw the loss of 10m homes. Now, millions – seniors, people with disabilities, parents and children – are at risk of homelessness. Eviction preys disproportionately, in many places overwhelmingly, on Black women and people of color, deepening savage racial inequities.

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It’s not too late to stop this unprecedented “eviction tsunami” and repair the damage, but we must act boldly.

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