Landlord Faces Homelessness As Tenants Fall Behind On Rent During Eviction Ban

By Mola Lenghi, CBS Evening News | August 27, 2021

Stoneleigh Fellow Vincent Reina is featured by CBS Evening News for co-authoring a report on landlords in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brandie LaCasse has been waiting on rent for nearly a year. She owns three properties in upstate New York, but the single mother and Air Force veteran is functionally homeless after falling on hard times herself.

After notifying tenants they had to move out so she could move in, the tenants stopped paying rent and stayed put, she said. She and her daughter have been living out of her car and staying with friends.

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