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.
Mehran Mossaddad is a single dad who drives Uber for a living. But when the pandemic hit, he stopped because he couldn't leave his daughter home alone. He fell behind on rent and is facing eviction.
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Katrina Chism's landlord filed an eviction case against her after she lost her job during the coronavirus pandemic and fell a month behind on the rent. "Once you get that eviction, no one's going to want you to rent from them," Chism, 41, says.
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.
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.
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