United States: in Detroit, the Covid-19 crisis worsens the housing crisis

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A door hanger that explains the steps to follow to restore water to the home, in a poor neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

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By: Stefanie Schüler Follow |

Bertrand haeckler

4 min

Since the spring, the health crisis has caused the unemployment of millions of Americans and now threatens to put hundreds of thousands of families on the streets.

In Detroit, Michigan, the US Census Bureau is sounding the alarm: according to its latest report, a third of tenants in this city could be evicted from their homes in the coming months.

  • United States

  • Coronavirus

  • Housing