During our most recent (August 9) national call on “HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing” we heard from Shamus Roller, executive director of the National Housing Law Project, who discussed the new federal eviction moratorium. Mary Tingerthal, consultant with the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), shared a series of case studies on converting hotels into permanent housing. We heard the latest from NLIHC’s ERASE project about immediate federal, state, and local actions needed to protect renters; shared the latest updates on the infrastructure and reconciliation packages from Capitol Hill; and received field updates.
Shamus Roller, executive director at the National Housing Law Project, spoke about the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium (see Memo, 8/9) and shared the updated moratorium declaration. Mary Tingerthal, a consultant working with the NAEH, discussed a series of case studies she authored on converting hotels into permanent housing. The case studies outline noteworthy hotels-to-housing initiatives implemented across the country and provide suggestions for how communities might implement similar programs.
NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian provided updates on the budget resolution (see Memo, 8/9), which would provide $3.5 trillion to enact President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, including $332 billion for housing and transportation investments. NLIHC’s Rebecca Yae and Sarah Gallagher provided End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) updates and discussed an ERASE checklist. Nancy Brune from the Guinn Center in Nevada, David Young from the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, and President of the Dekalb County, Georgia NAACP Teresa Hardy provided field updates.
NLIHC’s next national call will be held Monday, August 23. Register for the call at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the call at: https://tinyurl.com/9vbmmues
View presentation slides at: https://tinyurl.com/9vbmmues