Act Now to Prevent Wave of Evictions & Foreclosures, Spike in Homelessness
Urge legislators to vote YES on resources to meet the critical needs of low-income renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness.
The House of Representatives will vote as soon as Monday, June 29 on critically needed emergency housing resources and protections. These provisions will help keep renters and homeowners in their homes and address the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness!
Without immediate action by Congress, we will see a wave of people losing their homes and a spike in homelessness across the country.
The House already approved $200 billion for critically needed housing resources and protections in the HEROES Act, but Senate leadership continues to delay negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
Struggling renters and homeowners cannot wait! Rent and mortgage payments are due on July 1, and millions of the lowest-income renters across the nation can’t afford to pay. Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums are expiring, and local efforts to provide emergency assistance will be quickly overwhelmed by the need.
To underscore the urgency and pressure the Senate to act—either on the full HEROES Act or on emergency housing provisions alone—the House will vote next week on H.R. 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020. The bill includes the housing and homelessness resources approved by the House in the HEROES Act, including:
Your Call Can Make a Difference!
As an Illinois-based agency, we're focusing our efforts on making sure our supporters from around the state will contact our congressional representatives. But we encourage you to contact your legislator and urge them to support people facing housing instability related to the COVID-19 pandemic! You can still use our messages to communicate with your own legislators.