ACTION ALERT: Ask HUD to create a federal moratorium on evictions to cover the gap between CARES and
From our partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition:
The National Housing Law Project drafted a letter that NLIHC contributed to, calling on HUD Secretary Ben Carson to create a federal moratorium to cover the gap between the impending expiration of CARES Act renter eviction protections (July 24) and passage of a new eviction moratorium in the HEROES Act . The letter outlines the broad authority the HUD Secretary has to extend a federal eviction moratorium, as well as his moral imperative to do so.
Please click here to sign on to the letter.
Because of the urgency of the issue (with the current 120-day eviction moratorium ending on July 24), the letter will be closed for sign-ons this Friday, July 17th at COB ET. Please click here to sign your organization onto the letter.
To date, the CARES Act eviction moratorium has protected millions of tenants in federally-assisted housing programs including public housing, section 8, and many others. This protection from eviction is set to expire on July 24th, and there is little indication from the Senate that they will pass any version of the HEROES Act by that time.
Given the tsunami of evictions that will likely be filed on July 25th if HUD doesn’t extend CARES Act protections, we know that any gap in federal protections will leave tenants vulnerable to housing instability, evictions, and homelessness regardless of future legislation.
So please consider signing on to the letter here