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The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic prompted many unprecedented restrictions to be put in place throughout the world. These restrictions caused businesses to shut down, resulting in lost jobs and income. This led to many individuals’ inability to afford basic expenses, such as rent. Due to tenants’ loss of income and inability to fulfill their lease obligations, in March 2020, many states issued executive orders requiring a moratorium, or a suspension, on commercial and residential evictions for tenants who demonstrated that they were unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on January 16, 2022. The original post can accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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