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Addressing the Homeless and Housing Crunch | Web Extra

October 1, 2021 – Despite a pandemic ban on evictions, some tenants in precarious housing situations are being forced out of their homes. Meanwhile, the state has distributed more than $40 million in pandemic housing aid, but more than one of every five dollars offered to landlords is refused. The Line opinion panel discusses the evolution of New Mexico’s housing problems and the reporting of Patrick Lohmann at Source New Mexico (articles below). 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panel: 
Dan Foley, former state representative 
Laura Sanchez, attorney 
Michael Bird, public health expert 

For More Information:  

NM landlords refusing assistance during hot housing, rental marketsSource New Mexico 

Landlords back away from Section 8Source New Mexico 
The murky world of ‘shadow evictions’Source New Mexico 

New Mexico races to spend federal rental assistance – U.S. News & World Report