Undocumented and unhoused
Evictions went down in California during the pandemic, thanks to an eviction moratorium that protected tenants. But the housing struggles of undocumented communities aren’t being captured by authorities.
The immigrant renters the eviction moratorium didn’t protect
For many immigrant renters, protections on paper haven’t necessarily added up to protections in practice.
Immigrants face illegal evictions and barriers to rent relief
Despite COVID-19 tenant protections and assistance programs, immigrant renters are vulnerable to threats and displacement.
We were happy. But when the illness appeared, things got complicated.
One member of East Oakland’s immigrant Mam community shares his story about surviving during the pandemic.