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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.