MILLSVILLE, West Virginia — About 70 miles northwest of the nation’s capital, past wineries in the affluent Virginia countryside and across the state line into West Virginia, there’s a house on a hill in a deteriorating neighborhood. Inside sits Melody Shaffer, rubbing her red-rimmed eyes at the dining table. Her boyfriend Chris Pascoe paces between […]
Category: Housing in Crisis
The pandemic has put 15 million Americans at risk of eviction due to widespread job loss and severe illness. But the United States was already in the throes of a housing crisis before COVID-19 began ravaging the world. The risk of eviction has devastating financial and health consequences for low-income communities of color and exacerbates the inequities that already existed in this country.