Opinion | They Survived Covid. Now They Face Eviction.

By Sema K. Sgaier and Aaron Dibner-Dunlap

Dr. Sgaier is a co-founder and the chief executive of Surgo Ventures, a nonprofit health organization where Mr. Dibner-Dunlap is a senior research scientist.

Alongside the prospect of a new surge in coronavirus infections, another crisis is on the horizon: A nationwide wave of evictions threatens more than six million families that have fallen behind on rent.

The true extent of the threat has been masked by a national moratorium on evictions. But that ban will expire on Saturday, allowing landlords to start or continue eviction proceedings in most states.

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