Eviction Prevention and Rent Relief: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic

/ Webinar

Hosted By:
UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies

Event description: The COVID-19 pandemic triggered government intervention in the rental housing market at a scale not seen since World War II, with the goal of preventing evictions taking center stage. And although eviction moratoria were enacted at local, state, and national levels, protecting millions from disease and economic hardship, the policy response has not been without its shortcomings. Join the Lewis Center, Ziman Center, and guests for a conversation about the successes and failures of California’s response to the rental crisis and housing instability. Looking to the future, we’ll discuss many of the policies—right to counsel, just cause eviction protections, rental housing registries, direct rental assistance, and more—that might leave us better prepared for the next economic or social emergency.