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I'm Allison G's Millions of families. They're in danger of losing their homes. A moratorium on evictions for federally backed housing expired last week it covered more than 12 million households. But housing advocates warn that the actual number of those that could be evicted could be much higher and a homeless crisis is on the way. CBS's Adriana Dias spoke to some families at risk. Shamika Rollins, eight Children share two bedrooms here in Richmond, Virginia. She's worried about losing their home after she says she received an eviction notice. Inju birthing panting. Then that thing I look, and I'm like I got my keys, his like. Okay, Now you got to figure this out. She was behind on rent before the pandemic. Go. Then, as covert appeared, half her income disappeared when her hours as a home health aide were cut. Her family helped her pay roughly $8000 a node rent, but she's still behind. It's got to be overwhelming. I have a lot of sleepless nights. My man is costly raising, you know, with with your next move. Catherine, a czar and Colorado works with show horses but has been out of work and unable to pay rent since March. She told us she hasn't seen a dollar of unemployment money. It's a nightmare. I don't think anybody should have to go through this. If you can't get the money together or work out a deal By today, she'll head to eviction court. It's hard for me, Teo. Conceive of Someone being willing Tio put another person out in the street. In the middle of a deadly pandemic. And I'm high risk. I'm 70. I have heart issues, and I'm diabetic. They're just two of the 43 million Americans at risk of eviction in the coming months. For context. About one million Americans were evicted in the year after the great recession and 30 states currently allow evictions to continue during the pandemic as eviction bands start to phase out across the country. Are we looking at a tsunami of evictions? I don't think that tsunami can have adequately captured the number of cases that we anticipate. America. Brooks thinks it'll be worse. She's the director of housing at Legal Aid Chicago court. They're going to be flooded unless landlords make a good faith effort to try to be patient and also to try to resolve rent dispute issues and the way that does not involve the court system, your method to unfortunate leases by using the courts and filing Eviction action Landlord Paul Arena is with the Illinois Rental Property Owners Association. He argues the pandemic has actually had a minimal impact on rent payments. So far, members of his organization have sued Illinois's governor over the state's evictions Ban, arguing landlords are unfairly bearing the burden. What about all the people advocates who say it's just plain wrong to evict someone during a pandemic? No, it's always a miserable experience. People. Somebody who's experiencing it can show that they have a legitimate hardship. We're willing to work with them, but to deny us access to the courts where you can sort everything out. That's a problem. Studies show women of color are at higher risk of eviction. This Florida mother lost her waitressing job and her home during the pandemic. She's been living in a motel. Her kids are staying with her mother at night. It really hits me like when I can't even know my presence about it gets very emotional. We interviewed her days after she tested positive for Kovar feel like I'm getting hit from left to right with everything going on with my situation is like What's next. Two days later, she was hospitalized with symptoms. Health and housing crisis colliding. I spoke to her on the phone, and she is now out of the hospital and doing much better. Shamika Rollins, landlord says they offer rent relief programs and always encourage tenants to seek help through state programs. As for Catherine, A's are her landlord said she tried to work something out with Cesar, but they haven't been able to reach an agreement. Adriana Diaz. CBS NEWS Chicago, The Justice Department this week said it would expand a federal initiative called Operation Legend and send 100 federal agents and officers to Detroit, Cleveland, Ohio in Milwaukee. But some big city mayors have expressed concerns pointing to the aggressive use of federal forces in Portland, Oregon. Amid weeks of protests, some violent over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. CBS's Jeffrey Gaze joins us to explain this is an upper to partner relations with local and state law enforcement. To try to get a handle on this rising crime in some of the America's major cities, and it's a program that is now spread, too. Six American cities. Kansas City, Chicago, Albuquerque, Detroit, Cleveland in Milwaukee, Because what we're seeing is we're seeing Matic spikes and grind. In some of these cities. Cleveland, for example, is currently experiencing a a significant Increase in violent crime, with homicides, currently up more than 13% in shootings up over 35% compared to the same town last year. And so You're seeing these dramatic spikes and you know, in the past years we've had situations with the feds have partnered with state local and that's what we're seeing again here. Still, there's been a lot of pushback, though, from officials and several cities, beginning with Lori Lightfoot in Chicago, and I know she's sense backed off. But in many cities there have been concerned that these federal law enforcement People will be used to break up the ongoing protest in many places over police brutality, and there's been a lot of concerned that this is a way to make a Democratic led cities look bad as we go into the election in November. Yeah, that's been part of the problem. Less Jane from the feds as a really hasn't been effective, especially when you have The situation's unfolding like we saw in Portland with triple agents they're protecting, or, in their words protecting federal property. In clashing with protesters operation legend Isn't that according to the feds, and we're hearing, US officials say that when they announced Operation legend just trying to make sure that the public knows that there's a little station With Operation legend, These federal agents will team up with state and local officials to provide federal assistance and that could include tracing Iron's. It could include tracing shell casings that could include helping to attract wanted fugitives. And so this is a much different stands. Then the one that we saw in are seeing in Portland, where federal agents have Have clashed with protesters. That's not what this is. It's totally separate. But you can. You can see how the public as confused the Jew in really. Some public officials have confused the two As well because there's sort of unfolding at the same time, and it's easy to get that bottle picture. CBS is Jeff for gays coming up a call to arms at the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis. There's no man I didn't set out Any fight. That's next on the CBS News weekend.