House Congressional Progressive Caucus Pushes for Additional Housing Resources to Address Coronavirus

The House Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on April 9 outlining their top priorities for the next COVID-19 emergency relief package. The request includes several of NLIHC’s recommendations, including a uniform moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for all households and funding for rental assistance and other programs for people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

The CPC’s priorities state that all people, regardless of immigration status, age, or disability, should be able to access assistance, and the CPC requests equitable funding between states, tribal nations, U.S. territories, and residents of the District of Columbia. CPC members also state that assistance should last for the duration of the crisis and be designed to address racial and economic inequities. The letter includes recommendations to prevent layoffs, provide support for small businesses and nonprofits, provide immediate and direct relief to those most impacted, protect public health, and ensure safe elections.

Read the CPC’s proposal at:

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