COVID-19 and Homelessness: Anticipating the Coming Wave of Evictions


COVID-19 and Homelessness: Anticipating the Coming Wave of Evictions

The health crisis represented by COVID-19 is only the start of the problem for America’s homeless population. With massive job losses and economic dislocation, the sheer number of people experiencing homelessness is likely to rise. Join the National Press Foundation for an online training on evictions. We will discuss whether evictions moratoriums are strong enough to mitigate the damage and whether other policy responses can prevent the nation’s homeless numbers from jumping. We will also discuss impacts of the federal coronavirus stimulus bill.

Journalists will be shown resources on how to track evictions at the state level, and they will be introduced to a new scorecard on the relative strengths of states’ evictions moratoriums. They will be able to ask questions via Zoom.

Monday, April 13, at noon Eastern: COVID-19 and Homelessness

Support for this training is provided by Kaiser Permanente. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.



Matthew Desmond, professor of sociology, Princeton University; author, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was hailed as one of the best books of the decade.



Nan Roman, president and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness, an advocacy organization that works closely with members of Congress and the administration on solutions to help mitigate homelessness.



Alieza Durana, narrative change liaison, Eviction Lab at Princeton University, which built and published the first-ever dataset of evictions in American, dating to 2000.



Juan Pablo Garnham, urban affairs reporter, The Texas Tribune, who has written about homelessness and other housing issues.