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Covid-19 caused a global economic shutdown by forcing people to stay home to prevent the pandemic spread. The loss in income among millions of people translated to an inability to pay rent.
In the United States, this looming mass eviction could have been instantly disastrous if not for an eviction moratorium at the federal level, passed by Congress initially. A moving speech on MSNBC by Rep. Cori Bush, who herself has endured the dehumanizing process of eviction and homelessness, explains the urgency of something to be done about the coming evictions after the Covid-based moratorium on evictions ends. $46 billion has been allotted to rental relief, and only six percent of that relief has been distributed, betraying how ineffective and tenuous assistance from the government is.
To the relief of millions of people who nearly wound up on the street, but the chagrin of others who still will anyway, President Joe stepped up and partially extended the eviction moratorium on a short term when Congresspersons failed to organize in time to address this terrifying threat of disaster.
Yet the Supreme Court overturned this moratorium and the danger to millions of US residents has returned.
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