During the most recent (July 6) national call on “HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing,” we were joined by Jacob Leibenluft, counselor to the secretary of the Treasury, along with Treasury’s Andrea Taverna and Kitty Richards, who discussed using American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for affordable housing.
Shamus Roller, executive director at the National Housing Law Project, and Rachel Garland of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia shared insights on recent eviction diversion guidance from the Biden administration. Deborah Thrope from the National Housing Law Project discussed a new resource on emergency housing vouchers allocated in the American Rescue Plan Act. Whitney Reynolds from the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, Elizabeth Benton from the Center for Community Progress, and Robert Goodspeed from the University of Michigan provided field updates.
NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian offered updates on federal actions to prevent evictions and discussed last week’s White House summit on eviction prevention (see Memo, 7/6). NLIHC’s Sarah Gallagher provided End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) project updates and announced a grant opportunity for emergency rental assistance program administrators and their partners.
NLIHC hosts national call every week. On today’s call we will be joined by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). Register for today’s call (Monday July 12, at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the July 6 call at: https://tinyurl.com/bc6jwx5c
Access presentation slides at: https://tinyurl.com/3bej4jf9