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John Oliver’s deep dive into mass pandemic evictions is a troubling watch

John Oliver's deep dive into mass pandemic evictions is a troubling watch

As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continues to grow, the ripple effects of the pandemic are being felt more and more widely.

For the millions of people who have lost work as a result, rent — and the possibility of eviction — is a terrifying prospect. Hasan Minhaj explored this issue last month on Patriot Act, and now John Oliver has given it the Last Week Tonight treatment, covering everything from America’s (already very bad) lack of affordable housing to the 23 states that currently have no state-level eviction protections.

Oliver also touches on the landlords who’ve decided to step in to help tenants — as well as the many who are simply telling renters they should have been better prepared. Read more…

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