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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Zachary B. Wolf: Millions of households could face eviction over the next month -- when lawmakers on are on their annual August recess -- and some have predicted a full-blown eviction crisis, just as a surge in Covid cases from the highly contagious Delta variant may be prompting renewed calls for people to stay home and keep their distance.

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The rent has to be paid eventually.

#2 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-08-01 06:30 PM | Reply

13million... nobody likes to say how many.

#3 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-08-01 06:32 PM | Reply

#1 you're a real piece of work.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-01 07:00 PM | Reply

Saw a similar sign on the Navajo reservation.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-08-01 07:58 PM | Reply

Last night, an hour or so before midnight, up the street I heard a door slam twice and somebody yell "You've got to get out of this house!"

So, this is going to become a big issue real fast for a whole lot of people.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-01 08:12 PM | Reply

#5

Touche, Bruce.

#7 | Posted by willowby at 2021-08-01 08:16 PM | Reply

"Wanna bet most of these people made sure the internet and cell phone cards where paid each month?"

I thought Obamaphones were free?
helppayingthebills.com

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-01 08:19 PM | Reply

My employment involves commercial real estate. When it comes to apartment deals I work, no one is talking about delinquent rent. I'm certain that delinquency exists, but am having a hard time understanding why or believing the problem is as extensive as some claim. Given the job market in the US, I suspect a large percentage of those at risk of eviction are anti-vaxxers who are either afraid to go get a job, or are being rejected for employment because they will not wear masks and will not get the shot...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-02 09:47 AM | Reply

I know somebody that chose not to pay believing the program would be extended indefinitely. Spent the rent they would have paid on luxury items. They started a gofundme.

That has to be some kind of outlier though.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-02 11:29 AM | Reply

Ok, wow. So go read any other article posted on this site about even smaller issues that are the result of Rep irresponsibility. You will see nothing but vehement hate spewed by you guys. Then come read the comments on this article. An issue impacting millions of low and middle class Americans that you guys were treating as a national emergency for the latter half of last year is being responded to with light-hearted joking and even one person trying to actually put the blame on anti-vaxxers. I mean, even AOC has said on record that nobody is to blame but Dems!!!!!!!!! And you STILL try to deflect.

If this doesn't open your eyes to how low you guys have let yourselves become, there is nothing left. You can't go much lower. It's either a very terrible thing to happen and you have to hold the current people in power accountable, or it's not a terrible thing. Which one is it? It's not a bad thing to have to re-evaluate your own insight and find improvements that need to be made. In fact, that's what America itself was founded on. It almost makes me believe that many of you must be completely different people outside of the anonymity that this board provides and don't understand how online comment boards are the new-age form of oppression. You are only hurting America and your own situations by doing this. Everything has a repercussion.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2021-08-02 12:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You can't go much lower.

#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Your example suggests otherwize.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2021-08-02 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

You're still a Trumper, right? I mean, you're still a Trumper, right?

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2021-08-02 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I dont understand how some of these people are this far into the debt with their landlord. A moratorium is just a pause and they would still owe for every months rent/mortgage at some point right? I never failed to make my mortgage payments believing that I could live there for free... Each stimulus they received should have been used to help pay that balance down and as soon as they gained employment as things opened payments should have also resumed. I absolutely believe in social safety nets, but doesnt this moratorium cause harm to landlords, and lower the amount of people willing to maintain rentals?

#14 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2021-08-02 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"but doesnt this moratorium cause harm to landlords, and lower the amount of people willing to maintain rentals?"

Which means people hoarding properties will sell lowering prices transitioning renters into home ownership. This is a bad thing?

#15 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-08-02 03:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hahah, lower real estate prices. Only if you're renting out trap houses in Detroit.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-02 04:07 PM | Reply

transitioning renters into home ownership. -- Dibblda

You are running on the assumption that these renters can purchase a home. Most that are able to buy dont rent because buying tends to be less than rent (at least in my area). What I am concerned with is the private landlords dumping properties that investment firms then buy up and rent for high prices impacting towns in negative ways.

#17 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2021-08-02 06:24 PM | Reply

#17 That would be a good policy for a Real Estate Mogul and Debt King to pursue. Farm bankruptcies caused by a trade war is another good policy in that vein.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-02 06:35 PM | Reply

Wonder who is going to maintain those rental units of the landlords that have gone, or wikk go bankrupt because they could not pay their mortgages?

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-08-03 12:05 AM | Reply

Good, people have been taking advantage of the situation for a long time. Pay up or get your lazy ass out.

BTW Cori can eat corn on the cob through a picket fence. Not feeling sorry for her or her lazy @$$ constituents.

#20 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-03 10:45 AM | Reply

What I am concerned with is the private landlords dumping properties that investment firms then buy up and rent for high prices impacting towns in negative ways.

#17 | POSTED BY JUSTAGIRL_IDAHO

Bingo!

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-03 10:59 AM | Reply

Not feeling sorry for her or her lazy @$$ constituents.

#20 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Let's be real. You don't feel bad for anyone.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-03 11:00 AM | Reply

Let's be real. You don't feel bad for anyone.

#22 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2021-08-03 11:00 AM

Let's be real, you're the only person here I've seen literally call someone a "---- face". That's real talk, you putrid fake doctor.

#23 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-03 01:45 PM | Reply

The tent may be due but so is the mortgage.

If we helped the renter the landlord will be able to pay the mortgage.

Win win!

What a concept.

But sorry. So sad. Too bad. This America. The land of Free and the Home of the Brave.

And where Nothing can be Done.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-03 05:15 PM | Reply

lol. Tent = rent.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-03 05:16 PM | Reply

"If we helped the renter the landlord will be able to pay the mortgage."

Yep. Just like the mortgage crisis.

But helping renters and small-time landlords isn't the goal of the Trump Plandemic.

The goal is for these properties to go into foreclosure where REITs bankrolled by Wall Street can buy them up for pennies on the dollar.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-03 05:19 PM | Reply

-If we helped the renter the landlord will be able to pay the mortgage.

Perhaps I don't understand this eviction moratorium.

We've been allowing renters to not pay rent to the landlord and be protected from being evicted, correct?

We've sort of been screwing the landlords for a while....right?

#27 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-03 05:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-I dont understand how some of these people are this far into the debt with their landlord

Because we allowed it? We stopped landlords from legally evicting people for not paying their rent.

So go figure.....some of them stopped paying.

You know what will happen now.......a lot of them will simply start paying their ------- rent

LOL

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-03 05:30 PM | Reply

"We've sort of been screwing the landlords for a while....right?"

Right. I think a lot of tenants took this opportunity to screw themselves too. And I'm sure there's real hardship too. We've all seen businesses, especially small ones, that were killed by the pandemic.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-03 06:34 PM | Reply

We have employers who can't fill jobs

And we have people not paying rent.

Maybe these 2 factions get together?

Both problems solved.

#30 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-03 08:56 PM | Reply

#30

If employers want employees they just have to offer enough pay for those employees to pay rent.

What is stupid right now is both the landlords and the tenants are in trouble meanwhile of 45 billion allocated for rent assistance only like 10% has been distributed. Which means for each of the 11 million at risk there is over 3000 still sitting there. How many people would be 100% caught up or close enough to make the rest if that was actually used. How many landlords would that help?

#31 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-08-03 09:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We have employers who can't fill jobs
And we have people not paying rent.
Maybe these 2 factions get together?

Do the jobs pay enough to cover the rent?

If not. What's the point?

40 hours of labor a week and still can't afford to live.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-03 09:22 PM | Reply

-Do the jobs pay enough to cover the rent?

Around here they do.

#33 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-03 09:27 PM | Reply

-If employers want employees they just have to offer enough pay for those employees to pay rent.

I don't disagree

But do you know anybody who sits at home, doesn't work and doesn't pay their rent because the job doesn't pay enough?

#34 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-03 09:29 PM | Reply

I can believe there are a fair number of people with minimum skills living in high cost of living areas where their wages are so low they can't afford the rent.

That problem isn't going away.

#35 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-03 09:55 PM | Reply

A 1 bedroom is over 1000 a month. I see a lot of jobs for 12-14 an hour. You can probably cover rent but not much else.

#36 | Posted by byrdman at 2021-08-03 10:33 PM | Reply

We have employers who can't fill jobs
And we have people not paying rent.
#30 | POSTED BY EBERLY

You think employers want to hire people whose skills are so lacking they can't pay the rent...
Or just won't, and dig themselves into a hole when they get a moratorium, and then they're screwed when a year's worth of rent comes dues in a month?

You're not actually this dumb.
You're not so dumb you'd hire someone like that.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-04 12:18 AM | Reply

"That problem isn't going away."

Even with all those charities out there?
Say It Ain't So!

Bonus Points:
Why don't they have this problem, at least not to this degree, in other modern countries?

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-04 12:52 AM | Reply

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