The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ended the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions imposed by President Joe Biden’s administration in a challenge to the policy brought by a coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups. The justices, who in June had left in place a prior ban that expired at the end of July, grantedContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court ends CDC’s pandemic residential eviction moratorium”
We all love a good dystopian movie, but at what point do we have to start considering real life dystopian? In this episode, we’re taking a look at some troubling trends in the US, and by extension the rest of the world.
Toronto’s approach to homelessness is inhumane.
The Biden administration on Thursday extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help millions of tenants unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic but said this is expected to be the last time it does so. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, extended the evictions moratoriumContinue reading “CDC extends eviction moratorium a month, says it’s last time”
California is paying off residents’ past due rent that was accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving renters a clean slate, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced recently. The state’s $5.2 billion in funds from Congressionally-approved aid packages is enough to pay off overdue rent, according to Newsom’s senior counselor on housing and homelessness, Jason Elliott, the Associated Press reported.Continue reading “California to Pay off all Past Due Rent Accrued During COVID, Giving Renters Clean Slate”
While ban on evictions protected some people, domestic abuse and loss of temporary accommodation were common triggers for homelessness At least 130,000 households in England were made homeless during the first year of the pandemic, despite the government’s ban on evictions, according to data sourced by the Observer. With the ban now over, fears are risingContinue reading “At least 130,000 households in England made homeless in pandemic”
Between 2017 and 2019, Koch’s foundation contributed almost $7.7m to three conservative US groups leading court battle Billionaire Charles Koch’s foundation has bankrolled three conservative legal groups leading the court battle to eliminate prohibitions against tenant evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic in America. At the same time, Koch’s corporate empire has suddenly stepped up itsContinue reading “Charles Koch funded eviction push while investing in real estate companies”
The prime minister’s comments come as Palestinians face evictions in East Jerusalem neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah, which have sparked local and international outrage Israel “firmly rejects” pressure not to build in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday following spreading international condemnation of planned evictions of Palestinians from homes in the city claimed by JewishContinue reading “As Violence in Jerusalem Spirals, Netanyahu ‘Firmly Rejects’ Pressure Not to Expand Jewish Presence”
The UN’s human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, as well as to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force while ensuring safety and security there. Eight Palestinian refugee families residing in Sheikh Jarrah are facingContinue reading “Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel”
The Biden administration is allocating $21.6 billion to provide emergency rental assistance to help prevent evictions of people who lost jobs during the pandemic The Biden administration announced the allocation of $21.6 billion in emergency rental assistance to help prevent evictions of people who lost jobs during the pandemic. The administration also announced changes FridayContinue reading “Biden administration allocates $21.6B in rental assistance”