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Editorial: Seven steps California can take to prevent a coronavirus housing and homelessness disaster 22.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Number 1: Help tenants pay their rent

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Rent relief in Illinois could be on its way, as state legislators rush to pass bills during three-day session 20.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Bills working through the Illinois General Assembly would help landlords and homeowners and cancel rent for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Legal aid organizations strained by increase in pandemic-related cases, including domestic violence, unemployment claims 11.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck Chicago, attorneys who offer legal work to the poor say they have seen a significant rise in people seeking assistance with domestic violence and unemployment benefits.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot encourages landlords and tenants to work together amid coronavirus-related financial crunch 30.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Under pressure from activists and elected officials calling for rent relief and other measures to help struggling tenants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a “Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge” encouraging landlords and renters to work together through the coronavirus pandemic.
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In uncharted territory, California court leaders OK urgent new rules for coronavirus 7.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California judicial leaders approved 11 new emergency rules Monday to keep essential court services running and still try to protect people from the pandemic.

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FAQ: What should you do if you’re facing eviction, foreclosure or a utility shutoff during the coronavirus pandemic? 7.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
With many people across the state facing rent, mortgage and other shortfalls related to the pandemic, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs last week put out a list of resources to help alleviate the pressure.
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California courts eye dramatic new steps to slow spread of coronavirus 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Proposals include setting bail at zero for many offenses, suspending evictions and foreclosures, and holding hearings by phone or video.

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As 1 million Californians file for unemployment, homeowners hurt by coronavirus will get a break 26.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Several major banks and financial institutions will delay foreclosures, provide mortgage relief to California homeowners struggling due to the coronavirus.

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Column: Lenders say they'll be flexible during this pandemic. But you'll still have to pay 25.3.2020 LA Times: Business

From student loans and mortgage payments to credit-card bills and rent checks, consumers are facing possibly the most uncertain time of their lives making ends meet.

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California's renters and landlords are 'just scared' as job losses mount from coronavirus 25.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Cities have banned evictions and President Trump has offered mortgage relief. But landlords and renters want more from California amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Column: The coronavirus crisis shows what happens when a country puts its workers last 21.3.2020 LA Times: Business

In recent days, alarm about the economic impact of the novel coronavirus have turned conservatives who weeks ago were boasting about the shrinking of the U.S. government into raving Keynesians, proclaiming the virtues of deficit-financed economic stimulus.

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U.S. orders up to a yearlong break on mortgage payments 20.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The federal government is telling lenders to lower or suspend mortgage payments for up to 12 months for homeowners who have lost income due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Businesses are sheltering in place. How long can the economy survive that? 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

The stock market is in turmoil. Workers are being sent home. A recession could be already upon us. How long can this continue before the economy crashes?

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Southern California home prices rose in February, a time before social distancing 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Southern California home prices jumped 6.1% in February, before coronavirus forced businesses to shut down

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Trump harnesses wartime powers and signs coronavirus legislation 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump invoked wartime powers that could boost the manufacturing of medical equipment and later signed legislation to provide free testing for the coronavirus and expand sick leave.

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L.A. moratorium on business evictions could squeeze landlords 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Businesses slammed by coronavirus shutdowns get a break on evictions from the city. Landlords worry that their banks might not be forgiving.

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Dow dives: Stock trading halted for 4th time in 2 weeks 19.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Dow plummeted more than 1,900 points after President Trump announced new emergency steps. Trading was temporarily suspended after the S&P 500 fell 7 percent, triggering circuit breakers.
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Trump suspends public housing evictions, invokes wartime law to produce needed supplies 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The president announced Wednesday that he had ordered federal housing officials to suspend evictions and foreclosures until the end of April.

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With coronavirus spreading, L.A. moves to ban evictions, add protections for homeowners 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

In a plan to protect tenants and homeowners from the coronavirus, L.A. this week ordered a ban on evictions and the creation of rental assistance fund.

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The 'Mayor Pete' era is over in South Bend, Ind. What legacy does Pete Buttigieg leave? 9.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Reviews of Pete Buttigieg's legacy as mayor of South Bend, Ind., are noticeably mixed among residents of color — some positive, some outright hostile.

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