COVID-19 and the consequences of contemporary capitalism has deeply exacerbated the already existing housing crisis in the United States. Researchers say renters in the US owe landlords a collective $20 billion after months of economic instability and disruption caused by COVID. And despite the eviction moratorium, tenants were not protected from their landlords and more than 455,000 evictions occurred across just six states during the pandemic.
As of Aug 26, 2021, the Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s extension of the eviction moratorium. With no rent cancellations in sight, we all sense the horrible scale of the looming eviction crisis. Join organizers, scholars, and educators from the US and UK, David Harvey, Rebecca Garrard, Savina Martin, and Glyn Robbins as they discuss “Strategies for Eviction Resistance.”