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Tenants facing eviction wait to speak with attorneys from Memphis Area Legal Services in Room 134 of the Shelby County General Sessions Court in Memphis, Tenn. Liz Baker/NPR hide caption

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Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez evicts a tenant on October 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Thousands of court-ordered evictions continue nationwide despite a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) moratorium for renters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Eviction Prevention Programs Are Racing Against A Moratorium Clock

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, wants answers from one of the country's largest owners of single-family rental homes. A report from an advocacy group finds that the company has been filing evictions at more than four times the rate in predominantly Black counties as in mostly white counties. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The Texas Supreme Court has allowed an emergency order to expire. Housing groups warn that this could result in thousands of people losing their homes to eviction. Tenants' rights advocates, like those pictured here in Boston, have pushed for stronger protections for renters during the pandemic. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Texas Courts Open Eviction Floodgates: 'We Just Stepped Off A Cliff'

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Gregory Curry has had almost all his belongings in boxes and in a storage locker since he was evicted in August. He spent more than seven months struggling to survive financially and unable to find another landlord willing to rent to him. Colin Hackley for NPR hide caption

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Evicted And Homeless Due To Pandemic — 'I Literally Had To Sleep In My Car'

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A constable posts an eviction order for nonpayment of rent in October in Phoenix. The CDC is extending an order aimed at preventing evictions. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Landlord Stephanie Graves walks to the main office at one of her properties in Houston with a resident. She's going door to door offering to help residents apply for rental assistance money approved by Congress that's just starting to flow to landlords and tenants. Stephanie Graves hide caption

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Landlords Struggling To Stay Afloat See Lifeline In COVID-19 Relief For Renters

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Sheila Ambert says she did everything she was supposed to do to be protected from eviction by an order from the CDC. But her landlord is pushing ahead trying to evict her anyway. Housing advocates say the protections need to be strengthened. Sheila Ambert hide caption

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Renters Are Getting Evicted Despite CDC Order — 'I'm Scared'

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Masked travelers head through the main terminal of Denver International Airport on Dec. 31. Starting Feb. 1, travelers will be required to wear face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Tenants' rights advocates protesting evictions during the pandemic in Boston this month. They want the Biden administration to not only extend, but also strengthen, an eviction order from the CDC aimed at keeping people in their homes during the outbreak. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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The New York Legislature approved a moratorium on evictions until May 1 as many New Yorkers, who lost their jobs to the pandemic, struggle to pay rent. Protesters urged lawmakers to ban evictions for several months. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A protester holds up an eviction-related sign in Washington, D.C. The coronavirus rescue package just passed in Congress sets aside $25 billion for rental assistance and extends a CDC order aimed at preventing evictions. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Stave Off Historic Wave Of Evictions

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Housing activists protest evictions in Massachusetts, which recently allowed its sweeping statewide eviction ban to expire. That leaves residents with only a much weaker eviction protection order from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Why The CDC Eviction Ban Isn't Really A Ban: 'I Have Nowhere To Go'

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Protesters call for support for tenants and homeowners at risk of eviction during a demonstration on Oct. 11 in Boston. A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire at the end of December. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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'These Are Deaths That Could Have Been Prevented,' Says Researcher Studying Evictions

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Heavenly Pettigrew, left, and her parents Stephanie and Robert outside their two-bedroom rental apartment in Milwaukee. Without assistance from the nonprofit Community Advocates, the family likely would have faced eviction after the pandemic forced Robert and Heavenly out of their steady jobs. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch hide caption

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Protesters march Aug. 21 outside a courthouse in Houston, where evictions are continuing despite a moratorium ordered recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jen Rice/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Despite A New Federal Ban, Many Renters Are Still Getting Evicted

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Demonstrators hold up signs as they gather at Brooklyn Housing court during a 'No Evictions, No Police' national day of action in New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Issues Sweeping Temporary Halt On Evictions Nationwide Amid Pandemic

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A paper envelope written with the words "Rent Money $" is left tucked in a lighting pole in April in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. Amid massive job losses due to COVID-19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an extended eviction moratorium on Monday. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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