New Legislation Calls For $100 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Representative Denny Heck (D-WA), and over 120 cosponsors will soon introduce the “Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act,” which would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance to avert a surge in evictions and homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, will soon introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
The campaign launched a “Take Action” page where you can send pre-formatted letters to your senators and representative urging them to co-sponsor the “Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act.”
To send the letter, simply type in your street address, click submit, and it automatically goes directly to your senators and representative.
Please encourage your networks to use this platform to reach out to their federal elected officials. Together, we must ensure that the next COVID-19 package includes these vital housing needs.
Additionally, on May 6, members of the campaign’s Steering Committee and Roundtable sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Minority Leader McCarthy urging Congress to include the “Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act” in the next coronavirus relief package. Signatories included leading national organizations from health, education, civil rights, child welfare, faith, environmental protection, and more.