CBSNews - September 22, 2020
For millions of Americans, the coronavirus's devastating economic impact has meant struggling to keep a roof over their head. But for one new "gig economy" app, the historic crash means something else: a business opportunity.
The company behind the app, which is called Civvl, offers workers a chance to "join the eviction crew," noting that many people are falling behind on their rent or mortgage. Users can also work as a process server, a job that involves serving a variety of legal papers to people.
"Work on your own schedule," Civvl says on its website, where users can apply for gigs in "property preservation" and "debris removal."
"Civvl "Pits struggling people working for the app, against struggling people who are being evicted. Housing is a human right whether or not the US government recognizes it," one user wrote. "Attempting to profit off of human suffering is pure evil, especially during a global pandemic," wrote another."