Learn more about the eviction crisis in Shelby County from our community experts.
"We cannot accept the status quo," says Paul Young, Director of Housing & Community Development for the City of Memphis. "As a system, we have to be thinking about all of these impacts and what it means for all these people that are part of providing housing to the families in our city."
“It definitely poisons somebody’s credit rating, and makes it very hard to get quality rental housing,” says Webb Brewer, a public interest attorney experienced with landlord/tenant issues.
Out-of-town investors offering substandard housing complicate the affordable housing market in Memphis. Hear more from Roshun Austin, Executive Director of The Works, Inc.
“Families need places to go, and there’s not affordable housing in Memphis,” says Jared Myers, Executive Director of The Heights CDC.
Dorcas Young-Griffin, Director of Community Services for Shelby County, says eviction could happen to anyone. And COVID-19 has just made a bad problem worse.
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