Eviction Restriction Showdown

Ex-HUD chief Julián Castro wonders why the White House dropped the ball on evictions before reviving the moratorium this week.


Episode Notes

Millions of Americans have faced eviction during the economic crunch sparked by the COVID crisis. After a high-pressure campaign by progressives, including former Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, the Biden administration extended the eviction moratorium this week. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson talks with Castro about the eviction crisis, and why progressives are demanding stronger presidential action on issues like housing and voting rights.

Guest: Julián Castro is a former San Antonio mayor, HUD secretary, and presidential candidate. He’s also the host of the Our America podcast.

Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis and Ahyiana Angel


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America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having … the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock to empty promises to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race—ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word … with Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists, and other change-makers who will tell the truth about America’s challenges around race and offer ideas on the way forward.

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