United States

Michelle Conlin

Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.

Oct 19 2020

On Sept. 1, U.S. health officials announced they would suspend evictions across the United States to help stem further spread of the novel coronavirus.

U.S. renters owe $21.5 billion in back rent; Republicans offer no eviction relief

Jul 29 2020

NEW YORK More than $21.5 billion in past-due rent is looming over Americans struggling to make ends meet, global advisory firm Stout, Risius and Ross estimated on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats fight over a new COVID-19 relief package.

U.S. eviction bans are ending. That could worsen the spread of coronavirus

Jul 23 2020

NEW YORK Last month, as the coronavirus was surging in Houston, recently unemployed hospital secretary Ramzan Boudoin got more bad news: She had six days to vacate her apartment for failing to pay the rent. | Video

Dozens of expensive private schools received millions in U.S. pandemic loans

Jul 06 2020

NEW YORK At least six dozen expensive private schools, including one where former President Barack Obama's children studied, got between $42 million and $104.25 million in loans under a U.S. program meant to help small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis.

U.S. food banks run short on staples as hunger soars

Apr 24 2020

By Michelle Conlin, Lisa Baertlein and Christopher Walljasper

Empty pews, empty collection baskets: coronavirus hits U.S. church finances

Apr 14 2020

NEW YORK St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church in New York's Brooklyn borough is used to limping along, month after month, at a budget deficit of several thousand dollars a week.

The Americans defying Palm Sunday quarantines: 'Satan's trying to keep us apart'

Apr 07 2020

(The April 4 story corrects paragraph 12 to show the location of Lone Star Baptist Church is Greers Ferry, Arkansas; corrects paragraph 17 to show Rob McCoy is the former mayor of Thousand Oaks)

Coronavirus hits hundreds of U.S. police amid protective gear shortages

Mar 31 2020

New York When nine police officers showed up to make an arrest near Melrose Avenue in the Bronx last Wednesday, none wore a mask or gloves to protect them from coronavirus. | Video

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