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What happens when California eviction moratoriums expire? Ask our reporters

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Join us Wednesday 8/19 at 6 p.m. to talk with reporters Liam Dillon, Erika Smith and Andrew Khouri about covering evictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 5 million renters in California could lose their homes after state courts again begin processing evictions on Sept. 1. After the coronavirus pandemic spurred millions of job losses, federal, state and local governments imposed eviction moratoriums and financial assistance programs to protect tenants. But those protections are expiring, and an “eviction cliff” is near.

Reporters Liam Dillon and Andrew Khouri have covered housing and evictions in California throughout the pandemic and will join columnist Erika Smith for a live video event Wednesday to discuss the coming eviction cliff.

They’ll be live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook at 6 p.m. to answer your questions about their reporting on California’s biggest housing issues.

Share your questions ahead of time in the comments at the bottom of this article.

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Here’s our recent coverage of the eviciton cliff:

Expanded federal jobless benefits and an eviction moratorium have expired. And the biggest state protection against evictions could go away this month.

Unemployment insurance is helping many pay the rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, but those benefits may soon expire, triggering a wave of evictions.

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Millions of homeowners have signed up for mortgage forbearance programs. But there is confusion and concern over how they will pay back what they owe.

Black Americans struggled with unaffordable housing before the coronavirus crisis and now face heightened risk of homelessness as the economy turns.


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