Giving Compass' Take:

• Katherine Lucas Mckay explains that when the moratorium on evictions ends, those people who have face unemployment and other financial difficulties due to COVID-19 will rapidly face a number of challenges related to eviction. 

• Are you prepared to help people in your community maintain or access stable housing? What can be done at the system level to prevent this crisis? 

• Read about four policy strategies to prevent evictions

The United States may be facing the most severe housing crisis in its history. Due to expiring eviction moratoriums across the country, 30-40 million renters are at risk for eviction in the coming months.

On the latest episode of Aspen Insight, Katherine Lucas Mckay, a senior program manager at the Institute’s Financial Security Program says that moratoriums are“a bandaid in terms of keeping people housed in a longer-term way.” Once a moratorium expires, people have to figure out how to pay their back rent. If they’re unemployed, they need to evaluate their legal options, especially when facing an eviction court case. On top of all of that, they need to find a new place to live. But most landlords won’t lease to someone with an eviction record.

Read the full article about COVID-19 evictions by Katherine Lucas Mckay at The Aspen Institute.