Representative Clyburn Sends Letters to Corporate Landlords to Investigate Pandemic Evictions

Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent letters on July 19 to corporate landlords Invitation Homes, Pretium Partners, Ventron Management, and the Siegel Group requesting information about their high rates of evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, the four companies have filed for over 5,000 evictions during the pandemic. Court records and news reports show these companies have filed to evict tenants protected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium, as well as tenants who have applied for or received emergency rental assistance to pay rental arrears.

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