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Housing Security During A Pandemic

Cook County Deputy Sheriff Scott Hunter posts the final eviction notice on an apartment in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, March 17, 2009.
Charles Arbogast

The first of the month is quickly approaching, and for many who now face unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, the prospect of paying rent looks uncertain.

To address this as well as other major housing concerns, Congress’ $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package includes measures like $2 billion in rental assistance, $685 million to public housing, as well as a temporary moratorium for evictions.

For Ohio, major challenges exist in homeless shelters and programs, which are suffering with overcrowding and the need for essential supplies.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the impact of the coronavirus on housing security.


  • Dima Williams, real estate contributor, Forbes Magazine
  • Michelle Heritage, executive director, The Community Shelter Board
  • Bill Faith, executive director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

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