The Time for a Nationwide Eviction Moratorium is Now

(This op-ed was first published in The Hill on July 25, 2020.)

House and stacks of coins on table

The current public health and unemployment emergency is about to become a housing crisis. Without further action from lawmakers and the president, a wave of evictions is estimated to displace 20 million people from their homes during the weeks between now and Sept. 30. That means one in five people who live in rental housing will lose their homes in just over two months.

When a foreclosure crisis inevitably follows, these events will pour lighter fluid on the dual infernos of COVID-19 deaths and economic recession.

(Continue reading the op-ed on The Hill’s page here.)

Michelle Wilde Anderson is a professor of law at Stanford Law School. Shamus Roller is the executive director at the National Housing Law Project