As COVID-19 Safeguards End Eviction Wave Begins

A moratorium in Wisconsin expired on May 26. Since then, eviction case filings in Milwaukee have exploded from 61 in May to nearly 1,500 in June, which also marked a 17% increase compared with the historic average for the month, despite the ongoing CARES Act moratorium. 

An additional $100 billion in direct rental payments could come via the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed in May. The bill also includes a 12-month national eviction moratorium, but the Senate has signaled no interest in considering it.

As policymakers and interest groups debate the way forward, people are already falling through the cracks of patchwork policies.

The National Landlords Association is advising landlords to try their best to work out payment plans or other arrangements.

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