On May 12, Speaker Pelosi introduced H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, in the House of Representatives, which serves as a blueprint for the next round of federal stimulus funding.
This bill provides nearly $3 trillion for an array of programs and sectors, including additional funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as for individuals, businesses, states, and local governments.
Members of Congress need to hear that people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness and homeless response organizations require this additional funding to address the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic, including preventing homelessness and housing instability through rental assistance and stemming the tide of evictions and foreclosures.
The HEROES Act includes housing advocates’ three priorities but we need your help to make sure these are priorities for lawmakers!
- $11.5 billion for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
- $100 billion for Emergency Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
- A national, uniform moratorium on evictions and foreclosures