Pam Fessler

Pam Fessler appears in the following:

Correspondent Pam Fessler Bids Farewell After 28 Years At NPR

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Pam Fessler reflects on her 47 years of reporting, and the changes that journalism has undergone during that time.


Eviction Prevention Programs Are Racing Against A Moratorium Clock

Friday, July 09, 2021

The Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership in Northern Virginia is one of the divergent programs meant to help fight off evictions.


Efforts Increase To Speed Up Rental Assistance Distribution Before Moratorium Ends

Thursday, July 08, 2021

With the CDC eviction moratorium extended for a final month, efforts are underway to speed up distribution of billions of dollars in rental assistance and set up eviction diversion programs.


A Black-White Housing Gap Persists, But One D.C. Woman Persevered And Won

Friday, June 25, 2021

The housing gap between Black and white homeowners has been consistent for decades, and so far it continues to widen.


CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the pandemic presented a historic threat.


Exclusive: HUD's Marcia Fudge Says She's Ready To Fight Homelessness As Head Of Panel

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The nation's homeless population is expected to rise in the coming months, especially if a federal eviction moratorium ends in June.


Marcia Fudge Picked To Head U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Friday, May 28, 2021

The agency's focus will be different from the Trump administration, which fired the head of the interagency council on homelessness and replaced him with an advocate for a more punitive approach.


'The Stakes Could Not Be Higher': Senate Panel Debates Voting Overhaul

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Senate Rules Committee held a contentious markup of legislation to revamp the nation's voting and campaign finance rules, laying bare the deep partisan divide over how elections should be run.


Government Housing Vouchers Are Hard To Get, And Hard To Use

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The federal government plans to release $5 billion in new housing vouchers to help those at risk of homelessness. Low-income tenants often struggle to find landlords who will accept such vouchers.


Why Government Housing Vouchers Can Be Difficult To Use

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Biden administration will distribute $5 billion in emergency housing vouchers included in a COVID-19 relief bill. But it's not always easy for voucher holders to find a place to use them.


Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

Monday, April 26, 2021

Many of them work in service industries —as cooks, Uber drivers, nursing aides— jobs that have been especially affected this past year. "I don't have money to pay rent," resident Mahlet Kassa says.


Tenants In Northern Virginia Apartment Complex Worry About Eviction

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The complex houses hundreds of immigrants, mostly from Africa. Many of them have faced eviction because they lost service jobs during the pandemic.


Missouri's Long Fight Over Voting Rules Is Now Part Of A Larger National Battle

Friday, April 09, 2021

The state's Republican-led House approved a bill that would impose strict photo ID and other requirements on voting. The measure reflects a deep partisan divide over access to the polls.


Missouri's Deep Partisan Divide Over Who Has Access To Voting Polls

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Missouri is one of the states where Republican legislators are trying to impose new voting restrictions. Voting advocacy groups are fighting against that. The divide has deep roots.


HUD: Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was 'Devastating,' Even Before The Pandemic

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The annual homeless count by the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows an increase in people living outside. The 2020 numbers in the report do not reflect the impact of the pandemic.


States Try To Push Out Billions Of Emergency Rental Aid To Families

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Congress approved $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to keep people housed during the pandemic, but states are facing glitches on the federal moratorium for renters and landlords.


Congress Approved Rental Aid — But It'll Be Hard To Get It To Many Who Need It Most

Monday, March 08, 2021

Congress approved $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to keep people housed during the pandemic. States are struggling to get the money out to those who need it.


For Black Families, Evictions Are Still At A Crisis Point — Despite Moratorium

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

"Black individuals make up about 21% of all renters, but they make up 35% of all defendants on eviction cases," says Peter Hepburn, a researcher for Princeton University's Eviction Lab.


Biden Housing Nominee Marcia Fudge Appears Before Senate Banking Panel

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, President Biden's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, told a Senate panel that she has proved she can work well with Republicans.


Senate Panel To Hear From Biden's HUD Nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge

Thursday, January 28, 2021

President Biden nominated Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The U.S. faces an eviction and housing affordability crisis — made worse by the pandemic.