Evictions peak nationwide as rental assistance disappears

Jada Riley searches her belongings in the trunk of her car, July 28, in New Orleans. The number of eviction requests across the country has steadily risen in recent months, approaching or exceeding pre-pandemic levels. (AP Photo: Gerald Herbert)

August 10, 2022
5:11 p.m.

Jada Riley thought she beat homelessness. The 26-year-old New Orleans resident finally made a steady income cleaning homes during the pandemic to afford a $700-a-month one-bedroom apartment. But she lost almost all of her customers after Hurricane Ida hit last year.

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