Home Ownership Landscape Has Changed; Evictions During Pandemic
We're under orders to stay home as much as possible, because of the pandemic. But what happens when your landlord evicts you from the house you call yours -- for missing the rent?
With unemployment spiking, its' happening more frequently than you may realize - and it could be about to get much, much worse. We'll talk with some local experts about the impact, and the options.
And, on The Sound of Ideas, a conversation with a Northeast Ohio native, and real estate writer for the Wall Street Journal. Ryan Dezember once imbedded himself in a story by actually buying a home - which then lost most of its value in the housing crisis. He'll detail how some people are still renting, because they can't - or are afraid - to plunge back into homeownership. And about how buying's become harder - as cash-laden speculators are gobbling up some of Cleveland's best properties.
-Ryan Dezember, Wall Street Journal Reporter & Author, UNDERWATER: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare
-Abigail Staudt, Managing Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
-Nancy Mendez, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Greater Cleveland
-Lauren Green-Hull, Associate Director, Fair Housing Contact Service