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Gambling with homes, or investing in communities? How speculation drives evictions and poor housing quality, and how affordable housing protects neighborhoods of color
After the U.S. Supreme Court held that the nationwide pandemic eviction moratorium was illegal, evictions increased by 20%, driven mainly by jurisdictions without local protections. Rents have risen as much as 40% in some cities, and predatory investors are operating in settings ranging from manufactured housing to multifamily apartments to single family rentals. To combat the evictions crisis unfolding nationwide and prevent a massive transfer of homes and wealth to speculative ownership, it is critical to identify the market forces and actors that drive displacement. In this LISC Institute webinar tied to new research from LISC and UNHP on this topic, panelists will discuss how speculation fuels evictions and poor housing quality in low-income and BIPOC neighborhoods, and share organizing and policy strategies to curb speculation and displacement, and expand community and tenant ownership as part of a movement toward social housing.

May 26, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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