Why a Historic Eviction Wave Is Bearing Down on the U.S.

With more than 16 million people in the U.S. out of work, Americans are having to stretch financially to keep the roof over their heads. According to the Census Bureau, about a third of renters said in July that they had no confidence or slight confidence in their ability to pay for housing in August. With Republicans and Democrats in a stalemate over whether to extend an eviction moratorium and supplemental unemployment benefits, experts are warning that the country is poised for an eviction cr