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Corporate Landlords ‘Aggressively’ Evicted Tenants During Pandemic, House Report Says

A new report from a House subcommittee alleges that four companies, including Invitation Homes and Pretium Partners, used harsh tactics to push out thousands of renters. 

Houses in Meridian, Idaho, on Thursday, June 30. 

Houses in Meridian, Idaho, on Thursday, June 30. 

Photographer: Jeremy Erickson/Bloomberg
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Four major corporate landlords filed thousands of evictions while federal moratorium orders were still standing, using aggressive tactics to force out tenants at the height of the pandemic, according to a new investigation by a House subcommittee. 

Together the four companies — Ventron Management, the Siegel Group, Invitation Homes and Pretium Partners — filed nearly 15,000 evictions between March 15, 2020, and July 29, 2021, three times as many as previously known. Even as the companies moved to dislodge tenants who fell behind on rent after the economy cratered during lockdowns, they themselves suffered few financial setbacks, according to the report released Thursday from the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.