From Moratorium to Mass Movement: How Do We Stop the Coming Wave of Evictions?
Our communities have been fighting an epidemic of evictions for years, but COVID-19 has created the conditions for a massive wave of unhoused residents in coming weeks and months. As camps continue to swell in city parks, new data suggests that Minnesota could see as many as 133,000 eviction filings over the next four months — 13 times the number we’d see in a typical year. According to a recent survey, more than 78% of Minnesota’s African American renters said they have no or only slight confidence that they’ll be able to pay their rent next month.
How are communities responding to protect their neighbors and what policy solutions can we advance to ensure that we not just survive but cure the injustice of evictions now and into the future?
Join us for a conversation with community and policy leaders working on this urgent issue in this critical moment!