(ShelterForce) Join Us to Discuss Tenant Responses to the Eviction Crisis

On Sept. 1 rent will be due for millions of Americans. The CARES Act eviction moratorium expired July 24 and localities in many states have once again begun evicting tenants who are behind on rent, even though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives. It's estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans face the possible loss of their homes. How can we avoid this horrific outcome?

Shelterforce is once again partnering with Nonprofit Quarterly and frontline tenant advocates to offer a real-time picture of what’s happening on the ground, and help identify what individuals and nonprofits can do to address the housing situation in their own communities.

Our panelists are:

  • Miriam Axel-Lute, editor of Shelterforce and a regular writer and analyst of housing justice and community development issues for over two decades.

  • Coya Crespin, organizer for Community Alliance of Tenants (an affiliate of the Right to the City network) in Portland, Oregon, where she works on intersectional issues ranging from housing justice to police brutality.

  • Maya Neal, organizer with KC Tenants (an affiliate of People’s Action) in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is leading radical actions to protect her community from evictions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moderator will be NPQ Economic Justice Program Director Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development.  

This webinar will explore:

  • What is needed, beyond eviction moratoriums, to keep people in their homes amid the pandemic.
  • How to protect tenants in your community, and what steps people who are behind on rent payments can take to protect their families.
  • What policy levers are available—local, state, and federal—that nonprofits and individuals can use to protect housing in their communities.
  • The impact of structural racism on housing, and how that is interacting with the pandemic today.
  • Federal, state, and local policy struggles for rent relief.
  • Promising housing justice practices that are emerging amid the crisis.
  • New paths that nonprofits are pursuing to address housing challenges today.
  • What a post-pandemic housing justice vision could look like.

Register to learn how nonprofits and activists are advancing strategies to address the economic and social inequalities of our time!

*The recording and slides of this webinar will be available on the NPQ website 2-3 days after the live event.