May rent. June rent. Late fees. Penalties.’
Tusdae Barr, on being evicted from her home during the coronavirus crisis
Eli SaslowAugust 15, 2020 There’s no room for disbelief in my position. I’ve had other people tell me: “Really? They’re evicting you during a pandemic? That’s crazy.” I don’t know. Maybe it is. I haven’t had time to sit and feel sorry. First I was fighting in court to keep the apartment, and then I was trying to get my things out of there before the landlord padlocked the doors. It was one big scramble. Where can I find a moving truck? How am I going to pay for storage? Who’s watching the baby? Where can we lay our heads? Which motels are safe and which ones are covered in virus?
About this series
Voices from the Pandemic is an oral history of covid-19 and those affected.