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The FinReg Pod

Aug 9, 2021

Zach Neumann is the co-founder and executive director of the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project in Denver, Colorado. Zach is also the co-author of a recent paper from the Aspen Institute titled “With Federal Moratorium Expiring, 15 million people at Risk of Eviction.” In this episode, Zach discusses the innovative model his organization developed to quickly disburse rental assistance funds, the challenges that states and local communities across the country have faced in distributing $46 billion in Congressionally appropriated rental assistance, and the steps state policymakers can take now to slow evictions and distribute rental assistance funds more quickly.


Check out Zach’s co-authored paper: “With Federal Moratorium Expiring, 15 Million People at Risk of Eviction” at


Also check out Zach’s co-authored paper from December: “Emerging Best Practices for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Programs” at