COVID Eviction Stories
Told by people who are living through the realities of eviction and displacement during COVID-19.
Marcy had good luck at first with rent assistance in San Antonio, but the longer it took to receive relief, the more her property’s manager escalated tactics to get her out of her home.
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Janie was able to apply for rent relief while taking care of both her immediate and extended family and suffering from COVID herself. The issue she has been confronted with is the Texas Rent Relief agents has not been meeting her effort level.
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Mona has had steady work for her entire life. The pandemic changed that. The protections put in place by the government should work for her by the letter. But what happened was a completely different story.
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Jamie is living with her children and has a newborn grandchild on the way, all while battling COVID-19. Her landlord threatened them with eviction multiple times, suggesting that CDC moratorium will not deter him. She wants to see real change and fulfilled promises from state and local officials.
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We were able to hear from Luke, a bartender who has searched for jobs since service industry work dried up in the spring of 2020. Because of his location, it was hard for him to qualify for rental relief.
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Joshuwa experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. Despite qualifying for federal protections, his landlord retaliated and made his apartment inhospitable.
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Kim works in the restaurant industry and lost hours due to COVID-19. Despite turning in a CDC declaration, her landlord is still trying to evict her.