NLIHC and NHLP Call on Trump Administration to Protect Renters from Eviction

NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) sent letters on August 21 to HUD, the Treasury Department, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), urging the agencies to use their existing authority to prevent evictions among renters living in federally assisted properties.

While only congressional action can ensure all renters are protected from evictions and homelessness during the pandemic, federal agencies have the authority to protect renters living in federally assisted properties. This authority stems from the executive order signed by President Trump on August 8 and the statutory and regulatory flexibility provided by Congress under the CARES Act. To date, however, the Trump administration has failed to use this authority to protect renters.

Congress and the administration should take every action possible to prevent evictions and homelessness, especially during a pandemic when our collective health depends on the ability to stay housed.

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