August 13, 2020

US braces for evictions crisis as aid talks stall in Washington

New York (AFP) – Activists and relief groups in the United States are scrambling to head off a monumental wave of evictions nationwide, as the coronavirus crisis leaves tens of millions at risk of homelessness.The jobs catastrophe sparked by the global health emergency and the tepid rebound in the world’s largest economy have left Americans struggling to pay rent and vulnerable to eviction.Hopes for relief in the form of a fresh aid package from Washington were dashed as partisan bickering scuppered the latest negotiations.The housing crisis is “already a tsunami,” said Bambie Hayes-Brown of G…


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