The panel of experts will discuss short- and long-term strategies for eviction diversion in the District of Columbia. The panelists will discuss immediate eviction diversion concerns and recommendations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their recommendations for long-term strategies for the District to mitigate the negative personal and social impacts of eviction.
Moderator: Peter Tatian, Senior Fellow, Research Director, Urban–Greater DC, Urban Institute
· Beth Mellen, Supervising Attorney in the Housing Law Unit and Director of the Eviction Defense Project, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
· Arianna K. Royster, Executive Vice President, Borger Management, Inc.
· Marian Siegel, Executive Director, Housing Counseling Services
· Daniel del Pielago, Organizing Director, Empower DC