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Sean Keenan Columns Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

Database shows which households are protected from eviction during coronavirus pandemic

Sean Keenan
Square on Fifth, an apartment tower in Midtown. (Google Maps)

By Sean Keenan

Although many government agencies have put the kibosh on eviction proceedings for many renters, it’s not easy to find out exactly who is protected.

Municipalities across the country have enacted moratoriums on residential eviction filings by effectively telling courts not to move on them for several months.

Public housing authorities, including Atlanta Housing, have crafted rent relief programs for tenants.

And the recently passed federal stimulus bill prevents evictions until July 25 for renters living in properties with federally backed mortgages.

But is that you?

Seattle Times reporter Katherine Khashimova Long recently published a database showing which rental properties across the globe are supported by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-supported mortgage loan companies, and insured loans from the U.S. Federal Housing Administration.

Check out this link to find out if your household is protected, and talk with your landlord about other rental assistance options.

(Header image, via Google Maps: Square on Fifth, a Midtown apartment tower)

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