Approaches to Eviction Prevention

15 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2020

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Emily A. Benfer

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Solomon J. Greene

The Urban Institute

Margaret Hagan

Stanford Legal Design Lab; Stanford Law School

Date Written: July 28, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Benfer, Emily and Greene, Solomon J. and Hagan, Margaret, Approaches to Eviction Prevention (July 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3662736 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3662736

Emily Benfer (Contact Author)

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The Urban Institute ( email )

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Margaret Hagan

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