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6 million renters face eviction in 8 days when a Trump-era ban expires. Biden is poised to let it ha

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

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    6 million renters face eviction in 8 days when a Trump-era ban expires. Biden is poised to let it happen.

    The headline should read: "6 million renters face eviction in 8 days when a Trump-era ban expires. Biden is poised to let it happen." Too long for the title.

    One fear is that, with the rise of the delta variant of the coronavirus, kicking millions of people on to the streets might increase the rate of infection.


     
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    I wonder if the people who say this would be fine with it if there was no public health risk. Either way, how does that reflect on the world if that's the kind of argument you need to make to get people to care about homelessness?
     
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  3. Trailblazer

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    I have a tenant who has not paid any rent in over a year and he owes me 16,800. Last Spring I applied for rental assistance that was appropriated through the Biden bills l and it was finally approved last month so I will be getting all the back rent plus rent through August. I was not planning to evict him but I did not know what I would have done if I had not gotten that approved. I still don't have the money by waiting I got more money than I would have gotten, 15 months instead or 12. The tenants in my other rental house always paid the rent all through Covid.
     
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  4. Kooky

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    Was there any danger at all that you would be losing your own apartment and living on the street at any point?
     
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    Why do certain people believe they deserve to live in places they can not afford?
     
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    What's that supposed to mean? You understand there's a pandemic that nobody could have planned for, right?
     
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    I don't get governments' refusal to cover rent for those in need.
    Well....I do....it's easier to ban evictions, & make landlords foot
    the bill.
    I say it would be better if government just paid the landlords.
    It's a good use of taxes. Both landlords & tenants win.
     
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    I think that would be a great idea! In the USA at least though, ideological hardliners would give it the kiss of death by calling it socialism and that would be that, it’d never see the light of day.
     
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    Relief (partial) has already gotten past the hardliners.
    But the money has been held up.
    It's prolly also hard to get the liberals to see so much
    money going right to us evil landlords.
     
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    No, I have always been employed full time, ever since I completed my first MA degree program in 1977. Many years later I went back to school for another MA and I worked full time through graduate school and two other schools I attended after that. I have been working for the government for 45 years and counting, even though I could retire tomorrow and be on easy street for the rest of my life.

    I am not saying that everyone can or should do what I did, as all people are different and their situations are different, but I have to wonder why these tenants cannot pay their rent when there are jobs available, and in fact employers are unable to get people to work for them. What was my tenant doing all this time when he had no clients paying him in his home-based business? He could have been working at a grocery store which would easily bring in 1200 a month in rent, as these chain grocery stores pay union wages. All the grocery stores were hiring and desperate to find employees, they still are. He is damn lucky his rent is being paid for him by the government but if he does not pay the rent after that I am going to have to ask him to pay it or vacate. Enough is enough.

    He was taking advantage of me because he thinks I will never evict him, but he has been behind on his rent for years, long before Covid. He just kept promising to pay and I kept waiting. A few years ago, he owed me 11.000. He did pay 10,000 of that in the two months after I told him he had to pay or I would take legal action. But it was not long before he racked up more debt again. He has rented that house for 8 1/2 years but he has always been behind on rent, except for the first year. Any other landlord would have evicted him long, long ago. It is also notable that I have never raised his rent and the rent is way below market. The rent is 1200 but I could easily be renting it for 2000 as it is 2500 sq ft on a bluff with a view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I'd rather be living there than in the house I live in and I could move in there even if I don't retire, because I work from home, but I do not want to take 'his home' away.

    This is the 'other side' of the story.
     
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    I do not know about all the states, but I was able to get rental assistance in my state. Since it was the government that banned evictions they are responsible to pay the landlords. There has been 46 billion appropriated for this very purpose in three different Biden bills, people just need to know how to apply for the funds.

    The Federal Government Has Spent $46 Billion on Emergency Rental Assistance. The Rollout Has Been a Hot Mess.
     
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    I have tenant stories, many stories. In the house on the ocean I was just referring to in a couple of posts above where the tenant has not paid rent in over a year, I formerly had a tenant who was a primary grade schoolteacher who lost her job during her tenancy. She said she 'had to move' as soon as she could not pay the rent and I asked her to stay because she had another job prospect that looked very promising. I knew her character so I knew she would pay me all she owed me as soon as she had the money. It was hard for me to get her to stay but she finally relented and stayed. A few months later she got the job she had been hoping for and paid all three months rent she was behind on from her first paycheck and always paid the rent on time after that.

    The only reason she moved out is because she had a back injury, so she could no longer walk up the stairs or clean the house, as that is a big house. Anyway, ever since she moved out we have remained in close contact and we are on a friendly basis. She has wanted to rent the house again but because the non-paying tenant is in the house I told her we would have to wait and see what happens. I have been in close contact with her for the last eight years and before she ever signs a new lease to rent a house she always contacts me.
     
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    It's good you got yours.
    But it was slow in coming, & there are limitations.
     
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    That's true, but I have the patience of Job, and besides, I have no mortgage on that house so I could afford to wait.
    Not all landlords are that fortunate.
     
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    How much do Americans typically make at grocery stores that they could easily afford 1200 monthly rent with those kind of earnings???
     
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    Salary Ranges for Grocery Store Workers

    The salaries of Grocery Store Workers in the US range from $17,440 to $34,760 , with a median salary of $21,010 . The middle 60% of Grocery Store Workers makes $21,010, with the top 80% making $34,760.

    Grocery Store Worker Salary | Comparably


    That is enough to pay my rent of 1200. He has no other expenses except his water and electric and cable bill since he has no car payments or credit card debt. He does all his business in cash, he does not even have a bank account.
     
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    Off the IRS radar, eh.
    Hmmm.....
     
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    Yep, I do not think he pays any taxes.
     
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    You get who you vote for.

    Not much else can be said.
     
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    Before or after taxes?
     
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