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Eviction Filings by Big Landlords Surged After Trump Issued Ban

  • Cases taken to court quintupled in metro areas across U.S.
  • Renters, building owners under distress with stimulus lacking

Big landlords increased the number of eviction cases they filed after President Donald Trump announced his recent moratorium, signaling the struggle tenants face getting protection from the federal order.

Institutional landlords filed more than 900 eviction cases across eight metropolitan areas from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, according to data compiled by Private Equity Stakeholder Project, an activist group partly funded by organized labor. Landlords filed 165 cases in the same markets during the week of Aug. 3.