During the most recent national call on coronavirus, disasters, housing, and homelessness, we were joined by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who discussed plans for his new role as chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. We shared the latest updates on the extended eviction moratorium and emergency rental assistance (ERA), heard about NLIHC’s new publication on best practices for local ERA programs, and learned about an accommodation request letter generator for people with disabilities facing eviction for nonpayment of rent. We received field updates from New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Diane Yentel provided an overview of NLIHC’s letter to President-elect Biden, Treasury Secretary Designate Janet Yellen, and HUD Secretary Designate Marcia Fudge urging immediate action to provide state and local governments with the timely and clear guidance required to distribute critically needed ERA to millions of households at risk of eviction. NLIHC’s recommendations to included prioritizing households with the greatest needs, discouraging burdensome requirements, and providing effective housing stability services. Rebecca Yae and Kim Johnson shared insights from NLIHC’s recent report, “Best Practices for State and Local Emergency Rental Assistance Programs.”
Rachel Cohen-Miller discussed Disability Rights Texas’s accommodation request letter generator for people with disabilities who are facing eviction for nonpayment of rent. We received field updates from the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey and the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association from Massachusetts.
NLIHC hosts national calls on Coronavirus, Disasters, Housing, and Homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will hear the latest from Capitol Hill, receive updates on the state of evictions during the pandemic, and more. Register for today’s call (Tuesday, January 19 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the January 11 call at: tinyurl.com/yxcyt8zx
Access presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/y58zlwb5