John Oliver warned Sunday of “a COVID-related catastrophe that’s just around the corner” – and it’s evictions. (See the video above.)
The problem had already reached crisis levels, but the next few months could see the most eviction cases ever, according to a report in “Last week tonight”.
Stimulus checks, unemployment insurance and eviction moratoriums are running their way through the coronavirus pandemic, leaving millions vulnerable when it comes time to pay the rent this month.
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Oliver’s grim prediction includes evictions via Zoom (ironic, he observed, why Zoom is used “because it is not safe for people to leave their homes”) and even greater tension over black people – he stressed that black families they are twice as likely as white families face eviction.
Many Americans will not be immune from getting the boot when the rent arrives this week.
The comedian noted that long-term solutions for affordable housing must become a priority. Only then “can we move on with our miserable lives,” he said, jokingly quoting a Scrooge-like landlord in the segment above.
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