Even before the coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy into a tailspin, many of the roughly 110 million Americans living in rental housing were having a difficult time making ends meet. Nearly 4 million eviction petitions were filed each year. On any given night as many as 200,000 people were homeless.
Now in the pandemic, the eviction is a threat to renters on a far larger scale, by some estimates potentially affecting upwards of 30 million tenants.
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Millones de inquilinos corren el riesgo de perder sus hogares cuando vencen meses de alquiler atrasado al final del año. Y muchos propietarios cuyos inquilinos han sido protegidos del desalojo durante la pandemia enfrentan pérdidas financieras por meses sin pagar el alquiler.
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During this pandemic, home is the safest place to be. But what if you can’t afford to pay your rent?
Millions of people risk losing their homes when back rent becomes due at the end of the year. …
The United States has a long history of voting by mail. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln and his fellow Republicans wanted Union soldiers to be able to vote in the 1864 election from the battleground. “I would rather be defeated with the soldier vote behind me than to be elected without it.” Lincoln said.
Democrats thought letting soldiers vote by mail was a scheme to help the Republicans win. In the end, 75 percent of soldiers who voted cast their ballot for Lincoln, although there is evidence that many were pressured to choose him.
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