The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign recently released a new blog post titled “Eviction Crisis Act: What It Is and Why It Matters.” The blog post explores the Eviction Crisis Act, which creates new tools to help end the nation’s continuing eviction epidemic including an Emergency Assistance Fund to test, evaluate, and expand proven interventions to help low-income households facing housing instability due to an unexpected economic shock. The bipartisan bill was recently reintroduced by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH), along with Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN).
The post provides an overview of the bill and explores specific aspects of the legislation, including its crucial support for households most vulnerable to potential homelessness, the cost-effectiveness of its focus on short-term preventative assistance, and the wide-ranging benefits that stem from stable housing's demonstrable influence on education, healthcare, and employment.
Read blog post here.
Send a letter to your federal elected officials urging them to support the Eviction Crisis Act here.
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