32 thoughts on “Local Matters: Boston faces pandemic-induced eviction crisis

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    stephen hunter says:

    Hello City Life/Vida Urbana & MIT, When you create visual graphs comparing the totality of something to a percentage there in, you should not have graphs of equal size and scale. It is disingenuous. Also what are "White" "Black" and "of Color" neighborhoods? Perhaps White families are evicted in Black neighborhoods or the "of color"… colored?…with color… non-transparent people are evicted in White neighborhoods.
    Did you control for income and family size. I'm no MIT statistician but I would bet there is a stronger correlation between evictions and income/ employment than race and ethnicity. If not, what you are doing IS actually racist.

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    Raoul Radio says:

    Not “could” lead to a homelessness crisis…”will” lead to one. And it’s going to happen everywhere.

    America’s broken capitalist system has left MOST Americans with less than $400 in the bank for emergencies. Do the math.

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    James Milton says:

    market monitors foresaw economic woe resulting from this pandemic.

    raising demand for federal stimulus and rent deferment or rent cancellation, harbinger the imminent recession.

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    Michael McFeely says:

    Any further stimulus or bailouts should be paid for with taxes, not borrowing. The U.S. national debt clock is over $26 trillion, and climbing. This debt will burden future generations; we are stealing from the future.

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    Alma Coles says:

    Boston faces government-induced eviction crisis. Viruses didn't make public announcements to declare the destruction of businesses, jobs, income, and livelihood of millions of Americans…Government took this risk and shall now be accountable and responsible for all of it's consequences and any millions of Deaths.

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    Ghostdog4 says:

    The Governor shuts the state down and keeps it shut for 4 months now. People brought up the eviction problem and the govt says Not to worry, the eviction courts are closed so no one can be evicted. How's that working out! Of course all state workers got their regular paychecks while staying home. We Are Not All in this together!

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    Dale Thomas says:

    Congress gave our tax dollars that should have helped us to wallstreet , corporations , to the rich and breadcrumbed the very people that pays them to protect the people

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    Hank Terreros says:

    Wake up ya idiots. The "kung-flu" is just the latest from Cathay. The big problem, right there in front of your faces is that "everything" is made in "communist china". Bring the jobs back, demand "made in the U.S.A." goods. And get you a sleeping bag, sheets and towels, like "Uncle Chuy" did in 1981 when he moved into Grandmas basement until he died in 2003. Now bring on Trumps taxes. I want to see if he signs with a "magic marker'?

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    RIXRADvidz says:

    150 Day Freeze on Bank Mortgages 120 Day Freeze on Landlord Rents, reimbursement program for Landlords, Banks can suck it. People Should Not Be Thrown Out of their homes because of a Pandemic. Crowding Eviction Courts, judges can refuse the evictions. a Rancid Scandal midst the Pandemic, SHAME. SHAME SHAME SHAME

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    Mojokuku says:

    If you got time to protest and riot then you got time to work. Everyone able to work in my family worked through the pandemic. My eldest son (in college) even got his first job and started working during the pandemic to help pull his weight. He is also renting out rooms in his home for students/low income people @ $200 per month in the house we help him buy.

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