Approaches to Eviction Prevention
15 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2020
Date Written: July 28, 2020
This Article provides a general overview of eviction prevention approaches and strategies that are currently being employed, or could be adapted, to prevent eviction and homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document provides an overview of strategies that could prevent or mitigate eviction for nonpayment of rent, including
1) eviction and foreclosure moratoria,
2) housing stabilization,
3) landlord relief programs,
4) equitable approaches to the eviction process, and
5) post-eviction mitigation measures.
Many of these policies and interventions predate the COVID-19 pandemic, and were employed during the Great Recession of 2008, and could be adapted to the pandemic environment.
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Housing, Eviction, Health, Foreclosure, Recession
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