Chris Arnold

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Zoom Call Eviction Hearings: 'They'll Throw Everything I Have Out On The Street'

Friday, June 19, 2020

During the outbreak, courts have turned to the online conferencing service. But some people don't have access to smartphones or the Internet. Legal challenges are likely.


Boston Hairstylist Works 13 Hours A Day To Meet Demand Despite Coronavirus Fears

Monday, June 15, 2020

A 65-year-old hair stylist is meeting the pent-up demand for cuts by working 13-hour days, even as he worries about catching the coronavirus.


Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens

Thursday, June 11, 2020

In places ranging from chicken processing plants to hair salons, workers say employers aren't doing enough to protect them from getting sick. Advocates blame a lack of mandatory federal safety rules.


Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Hardship programs appear to be helping many people pause payments and survive the economic shutdown so far. But not everybody is getting the help, and advocates see big potential trouble ahead.


Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Is Hard On Landlords Too

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The coronaviurs pandemic has created financial hardship for many Americans. Small mom-and-pop landlords are worried about their own financial future as tenants struggle to pay rent.


Are You Ready To Go Back To Work? Share Your Story

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Millions of Americans have lost work and money due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, some businesses are reopening. Are you ready to go back to normal life? NPR wants to hear your story.


Scared To Return To Work Or Can't With Kids At Home? Here's What You Need To Know

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

As businesses reopen, many workers are worried for their health and would rather stay on unemployment. Many parents can't return to a workplace because they have no child care. What are your options?


3.4 Million Homeowners Skip Payments. But Many Are Scared, Say Congress Needs To Act

Monday, April 27, 2020

Homeowners say that to catch up on payments, lenders demand big balloon payments they can't afford. Advocates want Congress to mandate that missed payments simply be added to the end of the loan term.


Lenders Demand Punishing Terms For Struggling Homeowners Amid Pandemic

Friday, April 24, 2020

Millions of homeowners may skip making payments as part of a federal plan meant to ease financial stress during the pandemic. But many Americans say they're running into problems with their lenders.


Nearly 3 Million Homeowners Get Mortgage Help, But Others Hit Roadblocks

Monday, April 20, 2020

Congress ordered lenders to let homeowners who've been hurt financially in the crisis to skip mortgage payments. Many are getting that help, but others say their lenders aren't playing by the rules.


What Happened Today: New Jobless Numbers, Unemployment Questions

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jobless numbers show that 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last four weeks. Homeowners have questions about making mortgage payments if they've lost their jobs.


Unemployment Money Not Reaching Millions Of People Who Applied

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in recent weeks, but a large portion have yet to receive any money. Freelancers and gig workers face some of the longest delays.


How To Get Your $1,200 Emergency Payment Faster — But Watch Out For Debt Collectors

Monday, April 13, 2020

The federal government has begun sending $1,200 checks to millions of Americans. But some who need the money the most may have trouble actually getting it, and debt collectors may want it too.


Nearly A Third Of Renters Didn't Pay By 1st Week Of April

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

With so many people out of work, there was a steep jump in renters not paying on time, a trade group says. It says next month could be much worse if government help doesn't reach people in time.


Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Millions of homeowners who've lost their incomes qualify to defer payments. But many say lenders are demanding unfair terms such as massive subsequent lump sum payments that they can't afford.


Are You Struggling To Pay Bills Or Get Coronavirus-Related Benefits?

Monday, April 06, 2020

Whether you're a business owner, an "essential" worker or an individual trying to make ends meet, NPR wants to hear from you. How are you getting by?


Homeowners Say Some Lenders Are Offering Relief With A Side Of Retribution

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Congress ordered home lenders to let homeowners who lost income skip mortgage payments, but some say lenders are demanding big lump sum payments just months from now, even if they've lost their jobs.


It's The 1st Of The Month. Renters Are In A Much Tougher Spot Than Homeowners

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income because of the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their jobs. And many are.


Are You Asking For A Break On Mortgage, Rent Or Other Bills?

Thursday, March 26, 2020

NPR is looking to hear from people who lost their jobs or income during the coronavirus pandemic and who are trying to get help from mortgage companies or other lenders.


What To Do If You Lose Your Job Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Millions of Americans are losing their jobs or regular levels of income as stores and businesses close across the country. Here's what's most important to do if this happens to you.