Evictions set to resume amid finger-pointing in Washington

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People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Michael Casey The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action Monday, with activists girding for the first of what could be millions of affected tenants to be tossed onto the street. In Rhode Island, landlords tired of waiting for federal rental assistance were in court hoping to evict their tenants while in Detroit, at least 600 tenants with court orders against them were at immediate risk. “It’s very scary with the moratorium being over. All they need in Detroit is a landlord to pay for a dumpster,” Ted Phillips, a lawyer who leads the United Community Housing Coalition, said. The Biden administration allowed the federal moratorium to expire ove
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