The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign sent a letter on January 15 to then President-elect Joe Biden urging him to take immediate action to prevent a catastrophic wave of evictions by: 1) extending, 2) improving, and 3) enforcing the federal eviction moratorium. On his first day in office, the president acted swiftly to extend the moratorium through March 31, which is a necessary first step. On its own, however, the extension is insufficient to protect renters during the pandemic. President Biden and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) must not only extend the moratorium but also improve and enforce it.
The letter was signed by 63 leading organizations from an array of sectors, including health, education, food security, civil rights, faith, homelessness, seniors, child well-being, environmental protection, municipal governance, gender equity, animal protection, and more. These signatories demonstrate a growing willingness across sectors to engage in housing policy advocacy. Read the full letter here.
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