More eviction confusion: End of U.S. ban doesn’t cause spike

Chandra Dobbs was stunned when the constable showed up on her doorstep with a fat packet of eviction papers. She thought she had more time.

“I didn’t think I was going to be evicted, because I applied for rental assistance money,” Dobbs said a few days later. “But they didn’t want to wait the four to six weeks. So now we’re homeless—me, my 16-year-old son, my daughter and my grandchild, a toddler.”

Her confusion is a common theme across America at a time when the federal government has ended renter protections while doling out billions of dollars in rental assistance.

Instead of the expected surge in evictions, many landlords are

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