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Eviction

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Research shows eviction and homelessness lead to ‘deaths of despair’

A banner against renter’s eviction reading “No Job No Rent” on the side of a rent-controlled building in Washington, DC.
A banner against renter’s eviction reading “No Job No Rent” on the side of a rent-controlled building in Washington, DC.
A banner against renter’s eviction is displayed on the side of a rent-controlled building in Washington, DC on August 9, 2020. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Covid-19 has contributed to increased business closings, leaving high numbers of Americans unemployed. As a result, eviction is becoming more commonplace. That can mean a family, often with children, is physically removed from their home and left — suddenly — without shelter.

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