Recording Available of July 26 National Call on “HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing”

During our most recent (July 26) national call on “HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing,” we heard from Per Olstad from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), who shared a new emergency rental assistance (ERA) digital toolkit and ERA program locator from CFPB. Madeline Youngren and Sarah Abdelhadi from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) discussed LSC’s recently launched Eviction Laws Database. We shared findings from two new NLIHC research publications and heard the latest from NLIHC’s ERASE project; discussed how to advance the HoUSed campaign’s priorities through the infrastructure package on Capitol Hill; and received updates from the field.

Per Olstad, senior advisor at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discussed a new emergency rental assistance (ERA) digital tool kit and ERA program navigator for homeowners, renters, and landlords. The navigator includes information on tenant and debt collection rights, advice for connecting with experts, and general resources. Madeline Youngren and Sarah Abdelhadi from LSC shared a new database that allows users to explore the entire legal process of eviction – from pre-filing to post-judgment – in communities across the country. LSC released the database as a part of a study conducted examining the effect of state and local laws on evictions.

NLIHC’s Dan Threet and Emma Foley gave an overview of two of NLIHC’s new reports: The Road Ahead for Low Income Renters, which examines how renters have fared during the pandemic and their needs going forward, and  Direct-to-Tenant Payment Implementation, which emphasizes flexibility and equity in emergency rental assistance programs. Emma Foley and NLIHC’s Sarah Gallagher provided End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) project updates. Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia’s Amanda Korber, Housing Action Illinois’s Bob Palmer, Prosperity Indiana’s Andrew Bradley and Natalie James provided field updates.

NLIHC hosts national calls every week. On today’s call we will focus on the expiration of the CDC eviction moratorium and the immediate actions needed at the federal, state, and local levels to keep renters safe. Register for today’s call (Monday August 2 at 2:30 pm ET) at:

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