The Eviction Crisis Leads To A Massive Call For Change

Person protesting evictions
William Anderson
August 12, 2020

It doesn’t make any sense. A weak pandemic relief package wasn’t even enough to keep people afloat, and then to make things worse it just EXPIRED! This means that millions are facing eviction, and Black America will be at an extra high risk.

Black people are disproportionately affected by housing crises. Black Southerners are hit even harder, and so are Black women. The pandemic and the recession are already hitting our community harder, and this will only make it worse! It’s a systemic issue.

Black people were already facing housing issues and institutional discrimination at every turn. The pandemic has created an even more serious housing and unemployment crisis!

Trump just signed an executive order, but it doesn’t actually stop evictions. We’re on our own, but we can still fight.

Congress needs to pass an extension or renewal of the eviction ban before August 24th. That’s the soonest landlords can legally file an eviction to have anyone forcibly removed. We can hope Congress gets it together by then, but there’s other things to do in the meantime.

First, sign this petition telling Congress we want protection from eviction immediately. We can’t wait! 

Second, Get involved in your community. Learn about Black housing unions, eviction defense groups, and direct actions taken by activists like Moms 4 Housing. We have to take a stand!

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