The U.S. needs more housing—lots of it. We have millions fewer housing units than we need, particularly affordable housing units. This shortfall has devastating impacts, especially for low-income renters.
Over the last three years, eviction filing rates across the United States fell below levels that were normal prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But evidence from 2022 shows that this exceptional period has come to an end.
As pandemic-era rental assistance funds and related resources started to sunset, the fight for better protections didn’t. 2022 was defined by groups across the country continuing to push for housing justice.
Why have some American families struggled to keep their homes during the COVID pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions? Facing Eviction offers an intimate look at the United States’ affordable housing crisis through the eyes of …