The idea is to prevent evictions before they happen by pushing landlords to negotiate. One of the biggest hurdles is ensuring residents know how to access it.
City Monitor's Housing Security Index finds that in the US, metros with high shares of jobs in accommodation and food service face some of the biggest challenges due to Covid-19.
A newly created database is a good start but nowhere near enough.
Landlords are reporting notable decreases in rent payments, and it's only the first month.