Kyle Swenson

Washington, D.C.

Social Issues Reporter

Education: Kenyon College, BA in English

Kyle Swenson is a reporter with The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Post in 2017, he covered South Florida for the New Times Broward-Palm Beach. His reporting on the criminal justice system and features have won several national awards, including the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2015 he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. His first book, "Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America's Rust Belt" was published
Latest from Kyle Swenson

Rents in D.C. increased despite rent freeze, report says

Critics of the rent freeze say landlords were confused what kinds of listings it applied to.

November 3, 2021

Sen. Joe Manchin wants to restrict who gets the child tax credit. These West Virginians would be affected if he prevails.

Manchin reportedly supports new requirements for the expanded child tax credit that would likely end the benefit for thousands of families in his state.

October 24, 2021

These Chicago residents are trying to revitalize their neighborhood without gentrification

For decades, governments have favored rental housing for low-income Americans. North Lawndale is a test case of whether homeownership is a better bet.

October 22, 2021

Rent relief could save tenants from eviction. But advocates say many have already moved out.

A Washington Post analysis found that only 12 percent of the first round of the $25 billion of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program was spent in the first six months of 2021.

September 11, 2021

The eviction moratorium was the only thing keeping this family housed. Now, it’s gone.

Housing advocates criticized the Supreme Court on Friday for removing that protection just as coronavirus cases have begun to spike again nationwide.

August 27, 2021

Appeals court ruling keeps CDC eviction moratorium in place

The ruling sets up a potential faceoff at the Supreme Court between landlords and the Biden administration.

August 20, 2021