Among the economic and social problems exacerbated by the coronavirus is growing housing insecurity in the United States. At the beginning of the pandemic, most states enacted temporary legislation to prevent or postpone evictions and foreclosures—now, however, several of these bans have recently expired. A backlog of old cases, along with new ones from unpaid rent and mortgage payments since April, may lead to a surge in evictions and foreclosures affecting millions of Americans.  Photo 1 of 4 in What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums Expire?

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Among the economic and social problems exacerbated by the coronavirus is growing housing insecurity in the United States. At the beginning of the pandemic, most states enacted temporary legislation to prevent or postpone evictions and foreclosures—now, however, several of these bans have recently expired. A backlog of old cases, along with new ones from unpaid rent and mortgage payments since April, may lead to a surge in evictions and foreclosures affecting millions of Americans.

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