Emergency Rent Relief Funds: Equal Distribution is not Equitable Distribution

For millions of housing insecure Americans, 2021 holds more fear than promise. As we write this post, the US is seeing over 2,000 deaths every day, higher than any other point during the pandemic. Jobless claims remain stubbornly high. As many as 14 million American households are at risk of eviction with an estimated $25 billion in rental debt. The promise of a vaccine adds some optimism, but realistically the public health and economic climate is not likely to improve in the near future.

Tolemi in 2021

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Reflecting on Tolemi at the Five-Year Mark

For millions of housing insecure Americans, 2021 holds more fear than promise. As we write this post, the US is seeing over 2,000 deaths every day, higher than any other point during the pandemic. Jobless claims remain stubbornly high. As many as 14 million American households are at risk of eviction with an estimated $25 billion in rental debt. The promise of a vaccine adds some optimism, but realistically the public health and economic climate is not likely to improve in the near future.