Rise in possession claims by landlords after serving no-fault eviction notices

Almost 6,000 landlords in England started court proceedings against tenants in the first three months of 2022 after serving them a so-called ‘no-fault’ eviction notice, figures show.Some 5,890 landlords started accelerated procedure claims between January and March after issuing renters with a Section 21 notice, according to figures published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on Thursday.This is up 63% on the previous quarter and 41% compared to the same period in 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic.Overall, 18,626 eviction claims were made to courts by social and private landlords in the first three months of 2022.This is up 32% from...
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‘No fault’ evictions rise by 63% as private renters hit by cost of living crisis

Private tenants are facing a massive spike in landlords launching “no fault” eviction proceedings, just as the cost of living crisis pushes a growing number of renters into debt.The latest figures show there were just over 3,700 evictions by private landlords in England and Wales between January and March – an increase by over a third (38 per cent) on the previous quarter.Crisis said a rising number of private renters were getting “sucked” into the living cost crisis, as the homelessness charity condemned “government inaction over the spiralling costs of energy, rent and food”.The charity also highlighted that more than...
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Dying of cold on the streets of São Paulo

The number of people living in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean rose from 81 million to 86 million between 2020 and 2021, according to the United Nations. In Latin America’s biggest city, São Paulo, the homeless population has grown 30% since the pandemic. Official figures...

Record-breaking cold in Brazil threatens homeless, crops

Coats and scarves have come out prematurely in Brazil, as the south of the tropical country experiences a record-breaking cold spell, a menace for both homeless people and crops. But Brazil's economic capital has nearly 32,000 homeless people, almost a third more than three years ago, before the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Here’s how data science can help solve global crises

Global disruptions are growing more complex, taxing the capacities of social impact organizations and governments on the front lines. Innovative companies use data science to improve every aspect of their operations, but those sophisticated tools aren’t available to many organizations and governments. Companies, funders and global institutions together can...

Willy Chavarria Discusses Helping LGBTQ Youth and Offsetting Homelessness

Click here to read the full article. Having recently been among the designers invited to attend the Ali Forney Center’s “A Place at the Table” gala, Willy Chavarria spoke of how homelessness is affecting youths throughout the U.S. Chavarria, who designs his own label and is senior vice president of design at Calvin Klein, was joined at the Cipriani Wall Street gathering by Jackson Wiederhoeft, Jameel Mohammad and Christian Cowan. The crowd raised $1.4 million for the 20-year-old nonprofit that helps more than 2,000 LGBTQ youths — many of whom are homeless — annually through a 24-hour drop-in session.More from WWDHubert...

More retirees among America’s homeless

Karla Finocchio’s slide into homelessness began when she split with her partner of 18 years and temporarily moved in with a cousin. The 55-year-old planned to use her $800-a-month disability check to get an apartment after back surgery. But she soon was sleeping in her old pickup, protected by her German Shepherd mix Scrappy, unable to afford housing in Phoenix, where median monthly rents soared 33% during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tenant right to counsel bill defeated in committee

A bill to guarantee tenants the right to legal counsel in eviction proceedings failed in the House Appropriations Committee Thursday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 101, which will not advance to the House floor, would have: Created a right to legal representation for renters facing eviction whose household income is lower than 200% of federal poverty guidelines; Placed coordination ... Read More