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Eviction Prevention Now and After COVID-19

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States are in a race against time to deliver about $46 billion in emergency rental assistance to families impacted by COVID-19, behind on their rent, and at risk of eviction as moratoriums expire. Join BPC for a webinar with Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and principal investigator at Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, who will share his thoughts on the current crisis and answer your questions. The webinar will also include a discussion on the implementation of emergency rental assistance programs and opportunities to promote long-term housing stability.

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Featured Participants

Matthew Desmond
Author, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the America City; Principal Investigator, Eviction Lab at Princeton University

Gerald Hunter
President and Executive Director, Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Pamela Hughes Patenaude
Former HUD Deputy Secretary; Board Member, BPC

Karen Freeman-Wilson
President and CEO, Chicago Urban League; Former Mayor of Gary, Indiana

Additional participants to be announced.

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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