FACE OF AN ECONOMY: U.S.: Corporate landlords helped drive the evictions crisis

A Journal of People report


“Millions of Americans are at risk of being evicted from their homes in 2021. Research shows that evictions often result in a myriad of bad public health outcomes, including an increased spread of COVID-19.” (Kat Eschner, “In 2021, a new wave of evictions could also fuel a rise in COVID cases”, Popular Science, January 4, 2021,https://www.popsci.com/story/health/housing-eviction-covid-19-pandemic-spread/)

Kat Eschner said: “Earlier this year, Popular Science reported that more than 20 million Americans potentially faced homelessness when the federally-imposed moratorium on evictions lifted in late September. Fortunately, that outcome has yet to happen, as the moratorium has been extended — at press time, until January 31, 2021. But thousands of evictions have still taken place this year, and the crisis that has kept people from paying rent still holds sway.”

Christopher Doughty wrote on January 6, 2021:Read More »


MST Families Violently Evicted After 60 Hours of Resistance

Peoples Dispatch | August 15, 2020

Military Police in Minas Gerais violently evicted families who live at the Quilombo Campo Grande camp. The families had resisted the eviction order for 60 hours, but on Friday August 14 the police resorted to violent tactics such as launching tear gas and sound grenades. The 450 families who live at Quilombo Campo Grande had been living for the past 22 years in the area where sugar mill Ariadnópolis once functioned. The mill went bankrupt and closed down activities in 1996. Since then, the landless families organized in the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement revitalized the land, and produced organic coffee, corn, beans and other food crops.Read More »