Eviction filings increase due to rent and house price raises in several cities alarmed Democrats.
Democrats Urge Congress to Pass Bill to Stop Illegal Evictions and Provide Relief to Evictees Following Eviction Filings Increase
Following the increase in eviction filings, Democrats urged Congress to pass a bill that would lessen the illegal evictions and provide relief to some evictees due to the increasing rate of homelessness in several cities.
According to PBS reports, eviction filings have been raising due to the increasing rents and house prices in several cities after the pandemic ended, which led to some residents not having access to affordable housing.
Due to increasing rents and house prices in several cities, low-income renters had difficulty paying their rents and accessing houses to focus on meeting their other basic needs, including food, which led to an increase in eviction filings.
Eviction Filings Increase Due to Rising Rents and House Prices Left Several Low-Income Renters Move Out of Their Homes
Democrats had been urging Congress to pass a bill to help low-income renters forced to move out of their homes due to increasing eviction filings by more than 50%; however, the current budget plan didn’t include relief for affected renters.
With the increasing eviction filings, several low-income renters have already cried for relief after being evicted for unpaid rent and bills, forcing them to give up their homes and look for more affordability.