Home Ownership Landscape Has Changed; Evictions During Pandemic

Millions of Americans across the country are at risk for eviction. [Mr Doomits / Shutterstock]
Millions of Americans across the country are at risk for eviction. [Mr Doomits / Shutterstock]
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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.

Guests: 

-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

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