The eviction crisis: Dallas residents continue to face housing insecurities

 

 

By DIANE XAVIER

The Dallas Examiner

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many people’s health, jobs, education, income and relationships since March 2020. As a result, the virus has also had a negative impact on the housing industry and resident’s housing security.

Many people in Dallas County are facing housing insecurity due to the pandemic and have experienced threats of eviction or the eviction process due to job loss and loss of income.

Ashley Brundage, executive director of Housing Stability and senior vice president of Community Impact of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, said since COVID-19 hit the world, more and more people are seeking rental assistance.

However, she said the current data does not offer a clear look at the rate of evictions because of a moratorium on evictions, so they look like they have decreased.

“We know that upwards of 134,000 rental households are at risk


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