Gabriel M. Schivone is a journalist and screenwriter based in Tucson, Arizona. His work has appeared in Slate, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Nation, among other publications. His book Making the New “Illegal”: How Decades of US Involvement in Central America Triggered the Modern Wave of Immigration was published in 2019. (September 2020)

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America’s Eviction Epidemic

Renters who enjoyed some measure of protection are now at risk of eviction since the moratoriums on eviction are coming to an end at both federal and local levels. In the coming months, up to 28 million people could be thrown out of their homes, according to a researcher with the Eviction Lab. “While eviction is a threat for people with resources, the risk of homelessness is much bigger for people at the bottom of the ladder,” the journalist Brian Goldstone told me. “For low-income people of color, the scale and scope and magnitude of the crisis in this country in the coming months is likely to be something we’ve never seen before.”