KEY POINTS
  • The impending eviction crisis will hurt some states more than others.
  • African-American and Hispanic tenants are especially at risk of losing their homes.
A family is evicted from their Longmont, Colorado, home in September 2011.

An unprecedented eviction crisis will soon hit the U.S. 

On Friday, the federal moratorium on evictions in properties with federally backed mortgages and for tenants who receive government-assisted housing expired. The Urban Institute estimated that provision covered nearly 30% of the country's rental units.