1A Across America: Will Canceling Rents Prevent A Housing Crisis?
Nearly a third of Americans didn’t pay rent on time in April. With 30 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits in the past six weeks, the problem is expected to get worse. State leaders have paused evictions but many tenants say that’s not enough.
A call to #CancelRent is gaining traction as many tenants commit to rent strikes for May.
In this 1A Across America conversation, we explore if canceling rent is the best way to keep people in their homes. If not, what are other solutions?
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