The Consequences Of Being Evicted Can Be Felt For Years

There are now 11 million people behind on their rent in this country because of the pandemic. Last fall, the CDC and then-President Trump issued a moratorium on evictions protecting many of those renters. That moratorium ended on July 31. It was then reinstated for another two months for counties where there is substantial and high levels of COVID transmission. That could mean as many as 90% of renters are covered for now, pending legal challenges. Still, once someone is evicted, the consequences can persist for years. We wanted to know more about that. So we reached Kayla Reed in St. Louis. She was evicted from her apartment in 2014 when she was 23 years old. She joins us now. Welcome to the program.