Evicted, Homeless, And Working Full-Time
Co-published with Defector. As a full-time worker, as well as a single mom responsible for three children, Nieshea Walker still can’t afford the average market-rate rental apartment in …
Co-published with Salt Lake City Weekly. How to get an eviction off your record in Utah.
What the End of Rent Relief Means for Virginia Tenants
Co-published with the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism. Eviction cases across the state have nearly doubled as protections and aid run out.
After the Eviction Moratorium
Co-published with The New Republic. Around the nation, eviction filings are climbing. In numerous cities, cases now exceed 100 percent of the historical average.
Utah helped landlords, not renters. How that’s changing.
Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. New guidance from the Department of the Treasury clarifies funding is meant to ‘achieve housing stability.’
News from Somewhere
Co-published with The Baffler. A growing number of unhoused people are refusing to live on the run, working to stop evictions and to build something lasting where they …
Evictions Are Back. Black Renters Are Suffering the Most—Again.
Co-published with The New Republic. In Indianapolis, like many American cities, the long shadow of segregation continues to punish Black neighborhoods—to the disproportionate benefit of white landlords.
In Utah, Bills Helping Renters Face Uphill Battle in Legislature Dominated by Real Estate Industry
Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. But legislation expunging eviction records shows bipartisan support.
Report: Utah Disbursed 39% of Federal Rental Assistance by Fall Deadline
Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. The state will continue paying landlords for application assistance but stop funding advocacy groups.
A Widow Prepares To Start Living In Her Van
Co-published with Defector. Violette knows she is not alone in her housing insecurity, and wants to give hope to others that adaptability is possible.
For Utah renters, a 3-day eviction notice often shows up before federally mandated 30-day notice
Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. Eviction notices can be a tactic of harassment or intimidation, renters and activists say.
Three Ways Utah Could Reinvent Evictions
Co-published with the Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah could use federal funds for eviction prevention programs—instead of just paying landlords’ legal …