Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) published a new blog warning policymakers that millions of children will be at risk of losing their homes if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium is not extended. The blog highlights that children facing housing instability – disproportionately Black and brown – are at higher risk of COVID exposure and are more likely to suffer long-term detrimental health, social and economic consequences. CDF urges Congress to extend the evictions moratorium and provide emergency rental assistance to keep children stably housed during this time.
“We need an extension and expansion of the eviction ban as well as substantial rent relief from Congress,” writes the blog’s author, Zach Tilly, policy associate at CDF. “Failing to act immediately will ultimately cost more than proactive rent relief because the costs associated with a wave of evictions are so high.”
Children’s Defense Fund is a Steering Committee member of the Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign.
To read the blog, click here.
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