How the COVID-19 housing crisis could affect voter participation
"Where do you register to vote if you just got evicted?" asks Kristin Toussaint in Fast Company. Temporary eviction moratoriums are expiring and rent relief programs aren't sufficient. As a result "tens of millions of Americans are facing a future of housing instability." The threat eviction, the stress of displacement has the potential to affect's a person's health— and it could also voter turnout in the upcoming election.
Fast Company • July 15, 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a black housing crisis gets worse
Across the United States, Black people faced the greatest housing insecurity before the crisis. Now, along with Latino workers, they face the greatest job losses.
Los Angeles Times • July 19, 2020
With Congress back in session, CRE lobbyists push for renter, retail help in next stimulus
Lawmakers returning to the nation's capital Monday face mounting pressure to pass another coronavirus relief bill, as cases have continued to surge nationwide and millions of Americans remain unemployed.
Bisnow • July 19, 2020
From LA to NYC, landlords are suing to resume evictions
Court cases contend the temporary bans jeopardize businesses, discourage renters from paying and are unconstitutional.
The Real Deal • July 21, 2020
De Blasio announces NYC Landlord-Tenant Mediation program amid COVID rent crisis
New York City announced the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Project this week to provide housing security to communities across the city hardest hit economically by COVID-19. The new program will serve New Yorkers each month by addressing rent-related issues in a mediation setting, outside of the housing court system.
NBC News • July 21, 2020
New York: Meet the insurgents who are likely future Assembly members
So far, six progressive challengers in New York have toppled long-time Democratic incumbents. Each is expected to win their November elections; and each of their platforms, although different, have affordable housing and rent reform high on their agendas.
City and State • July 22, 2020
How the ‘15-minute city’ could help post-pandemic recovery
A new C40 Cities report touts Paris’s model for putting essentials within close walking or biking distance as an economic boost for coronavirus-ravaged municipal budgets.
Bloomberg CityLab • July 15, 2020