During the most recent national call on coronavirus, disasters, housing, and homelessness, we were joined by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), who discussed the prospects of new coronavirus relief legislation and how the 117th Congress will work with the new administration to enact President Biden’s legislative agenda.
NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel provided an update on the extension of the CDC’s moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent and an overview of when states and localities could expect the $25 billion in emergency rental assistance enacted in the latest coronavirus relief package to start being distributed.
We received field updates from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Idaho Asset Building Network/Idaho Voices for Children, and the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. NLIHC’s Vice President of Public Policy Sarah Saadian gave a legislative update, highlighting ongoing negotiations over President Biden’s coronavirus relief proposal (see Memo, 1/19) and the possibility of a relief package being enacted through budget reconciliation.
NLIHC hosts national calls on coronavirus, disasters, housing, and homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will be joined by Mark Zandi, chief economist at Mood’s Analytics, to discuss the latest estimate of rent arrears, and Kay Jowers of Duke University to share a recent study on the impacts of utility disconnection and eviction moratoriums on COVID infections and mortality. Register for today’s call (Monday, February 1 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the January 25 call at: https://tinyurl.com/y3k6md5v
Access presentation slides at: https://tinyurl.com/yxdd5hz2