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California’s Housing Crisis Looms Large for Gavin Newsom

The median home price in California has eclipsed $800,000. Tenants in the state are among the most cost-burdened in the country. Each night more than 100,000 residents sleep outside or […]




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Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

Over the past several months, the White House and Treasury Department have been racing to deal with the program’s problems, repeatedly revising guidelines to allow tenants to receive payouts with […]







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Why Do We Make Things So Hard for Renters?

For struggling homeowners in the pandemic’s first year, there was hope early on that these hard times would not put people with mortgages out in the street.Thanks to quick governmental […]




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Eviction Moratorium Set to Lapse as Biden Aid Effort Falters

The lapse of the federal freeze is offset by other pro-tenant initiatives that are still in place. Many states and localities, including New York and California, have extended their own […]




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How to Cope With the End of Unemployment Insurance and Other Covid Safety Nets

Usually, these plans can offer only a limited grace period to use money that you didn’t spend during the regular 12-month period. If you don’t use the money, you forfeit […]




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The Coronavirus Pandemic Safety Net Is Coming Apart. Now What?

Distressed homeowners with loans owned by private banks or investors should contact their mortgage servicer to see what options they’re offering — some of them have followed a framework similar […]




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Mobile Home Owners Fear Evictions as Pandemic Protections End

For more than two decades, Kimberly Burnworth has lived in a mobile home in rural West Virginia on a tract her grandfather acquired in the 1960s. A single mother, Ms. […]




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Rising Housing Costs Leave Homebuyers Struggling

Tasha N. Temple, 38, a client of Ms. Dutton’s, was able to remain in her two-bedroom apartment after using unemployment assistance to catch up on her overdue rent bill. She […]