6 million American households could face eviction on January 1

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The CDC’s eviction moratorium expires on January 1. Even if the Biden administration has a plan to help renters, unless Trump acts there will be a 20-day gap when landlords can try to evict anyone who didn’t pay. As 2020 ends, millions of Americans will face a new challenge: the risk of eviction in January if the current CDC eviction moratorium is allowed to expire on December 31. By one estimate , as many as 6,471,000 households could be at risk of losing their homes as the pandemic continues to grow. Read Full Story

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No, Trump didn’t ban evictions

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Though he claimed his executive order would keep people in their homes, it doesn’t actually say that. Over the next several months, as the coronavirus outbreak drags on, between 30 and 40 million Americans may face eviction. Trump’s new executive order on housing, on its own, won’t change that: Though the president had talked about an eviction moratorium, all the new action does is ask officials to “consider” an actual ban. Read Full Story

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Can this flexible rent payment app help renters avoid evictions?

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Paying rent on a less strict schedule can be a lifesaver for some people. Till helps give people a solution that’s not just a one-time monthly payment. Even before the pandemic, many Americans struggled to afford rent, collectively paying landlords billions in late fees each year. On average, 3.6 million eviction cases are filed each year, and 1.5 million Americans end up being evicted. Read Full Story

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Spain creates a universal minimum income targeted at 2.3 million people

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As the pandemic continues to destroy the economy, the government guarantees no one will earn less than about $500 a month. With the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating the most vulnerable people’s financial struggles, the Spanish government has decided to implement what it’s calling a national minimum income, ensuring that people in the nation’s 850,000 lowest-income households receive at least roughly $500 a month in income. The plan aims to reach 2.3 million people and is expected to cost the government about €3 billion a year. Read Full Story

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Looking for an Amazon alternative? Public Goods’ products are high quality, eco-friendly, and affordable

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Launched in 2016, Public Goods carries earth-friendly alternatives for personal care, household products, and pantry items. Chances are, you order a lot of things from Amazon. A lot of people do. In fact, more than 197 million people shop with the Internet giant each month—and those numbers have only risen since the coronavirus pandemic began (in May the company announced a 26 percent increase in its first-quarter revenue). But there are plenty of reasons to make fewer purchases with Amazon, including the fact that the company notoriously utilizes unfair labor practices and exploits employees and drivers. Fortunately, there are other online platforms that allow you to purchase groceries and necessities without a commute—and one of them is doing it sustainably and with your health in mind. Read Full Story

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A small businesses eviction crisis is coming, too

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As millions of renters seem poised to lose their homes, small businesses are also being pushed to the brink by rent checks that keep coming even as they remain shut down by the pandemic. But without them, recovery will be vastly more difficult. Since the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic first became clear, housing experts have been warning of a forthcoming eviction crisis, which could skyrocket homelessness across the country. But another kind of eviction crisis is coming, too: small business evictions, which will put even more strain on apartment renters and the cities that rely on that property tax income. Read Full Story

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US Household Device Ownership Update: Smart Speaker Adoption More Than Doubles in 2 Years

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While traditional digital devices like phones and desktops continue to hover at high penetration levels in the US, emerging technologies are seeing compelling growth in adoption. Smart Speaker reach, in particular, has more than doubled between 2017-2019 in US households with WiFi, per recent research from Comscore, which finds that the average WiFi household owned… Read More » The post US Household Device Ownership Update: Smart Speaker Adoption More Than Doubles in 2 Years appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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