Checks and Balance: Gimme shelter

A federal moratorium on evictions during the pandemic has been extended after protests by left-wing members of Congress. As homelessness grows more visible, the pandemic has spawned rare momentum and funds to tackle the problem. Can it be fixed?

Peter Hepburn of Princeton’s Eviction Lab assesses the impact of the moratorium. We go back to the 1980s when homelessness first became a cause célèbre. And Jason Elliott, aide to California’s governor, outlines the state’s ambitious plans to house homeless people. 

Jon Fasman hosts with Idrees Kahloon and Aryn Braun.

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