Michael Levy, PhD, has played a pivotal role in researching and commenting on the potential harm of evictions — and the mitigating role that eviction moratoria can play — during the Covid-19 pandemic. He co-led a study with researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which found that local and federal eviction moratoria are a “warranted and important component of COVID-19 control.” Here we present a few highlights of this work.
Read the study in Nature Communications
Philadelphia magazine interview with Dr. Levy, which cites related testimony in US District Court
Penn Medicine news release on the study
Penn Medicine blog about the study's preliminary findings
Philadelphia Inquirer editorial cites forboding findings from Dr. Levy's research