Welcome back to PSA Thursday, a mostly-weekly segment in which we talk about how to handle money, work, and life in the middle of a pandemic.
This week, we shift our focus to handling tenants who can’t pay, a concern that many the landlords in our community have voiced since March.
If you’ve asked yourself:
- What can we do to help if our tenants are unable to pay, but we still have bills to pay?
- How can I make sure my tenant doesn’t ghost me during this time?
- Is there any alternate resolution that doesn’t require an eviction?
then this episode is for you.
For this topic, we asked Alieza Durana to offer her expertise. She’s a journalist and media strategist who works with the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.
The Princeton Eviction Lab is a group that rigorously researches the causes and consequences of the affordable housing crisis, housing instability, and the impact of evictions.
On this episode, Alieza shares data that Princeton has gathered on evictions, and tips for landlords who want to be part of the solution, but struggle with the reality of having bills to pay.