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Rent is Coming Due

State and local organizations are urged to show their support for federal housing investments and protections.
  |  May 29, 2020

Show your support for key housing investments and protections by adding your organization’s name to two coalition letters. This effort is being led by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition

As eviction moratoriums across the country expire, thousands of renters may be on the hook for rent they are not able to pay. The CARES Act passed in March put in place a short-term moratorium on evictions on certain properties. The HEROES Act was passed by the House in May and we must ensure that the Senate takes up this bill, or introduces their own, so that these funds and protections become a reality for those who need them most. 


Support Rental Assistance

Urge Congressional leaders to include the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act (S. 3685, H.R. 6820) in the next coronavirus relief funding bill.  This bill would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance to help those who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. 


Include Housing Investments in HEROES Act

Ask Congressional leaders to immediately enact all of the housing investments and protections included in the HEROES Act. The priorities include:


Diverse Support Is Needed

Demonstrating broad and diverse support from organizations across the country will build momentum to get these key housing investments and provisions passed by Congress and ensure funding is available to our most vulnerable populations.


COVID-19 reaffirmed that everyone deserves a safe, permanent home and lawmakers have the tools to make this a reality – right now. Call upon your local, state, and federal lawmakers to ensure that our homeless response leaders have the resources, tools, and support they need to protect themselves, as well as those they serve. And work toward ending homelessness in your community.


READ MORE ABOUT OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS

Built for Zero equips cities to create an operating system for ending homelessness. Mayors from Mesa, Arizona, and Bakersfield, California, shared their communities’ journeys on the path to ending homelessness as part of Built for Zero.
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We need your help to urge state and local governments to focus on allocating this new funding to protect people experiencing homelessness and homeless system response staff, and to limit inflow into health care and hospital systems.
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Lack of space for safe social distancing and not enough personal protective equipment are among the top concerns facing homeless service providers
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The CARES Act includes $12.4 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as an injection of funding for individuals, businesses, states, and local governments.

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