Is Your Landlord Using the Coronavirus Outbreak to Be Particularly Evil?

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The coronavirus has ground society as we knew it to a halt. One in five Americans has been laid off or had their work hours reduced. Some states are ordering eviction moratoriums so people can count on a place to shelter during the outbreak. Federal mortgage regulators are ordering lenders to offer payment flexibility to homeowners and owners of apartment buildings.

Meanwhile, of course, more and more people are getting very, very sick. But for some landlords, the global economic and health catastrophe means business as usual.

What about you? Is your landlord being particularly, well, landlordly during this crisis? Send us your stories and screenshots to scoop@motherjones.com, subject line “landlord.” We’ll keep you anonymous and redact any identifying details. 

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