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Displaced in Forsyth County: Economic Mobility, Concentrated Poverty & Home Loss
Each year, nearly 5 million Americans lose their homes through eviction and foreclosure, and this year, as tens of millions lose their jobs due to COVID-19 and its associated economic downturn, we anticipate housing loss to be multitudes higher. The COVID-19 crisis has hit North Carolina hard, with 46 percent of households reporting that at least one person in their household has lost employment income since the pandemic began. In June 2020 Forsyth County had an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, double the rate in June of 2019.

And yet, as we brace for a tsunami of housing loss as the result of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know very little about these life-changing events. Where is forced displacement most acute? Who is most at risk? Why does housing loss occur? And what happens to people after they lose their homes?
Research conducted by New America’s Future of Property Rights Program, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Wake Forest Law School, the Department of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, and the Center for the Study of Economic Mobility at Winston-Salem State, reveals that in Forsyth County residents experience acute housing loss at a rate double the national average.

What does this research tell us about the intersection of housing, poverty and economic mobility in the county, and how can it help us head off the most acute housing loss in the wake of COVID-19?

Please join us as we host a virtual panel on September 17 at 12 p.m., to discuss the findings of a year-long study of housing loss in Forsyth County.

Sep 17, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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