NLIHC’s most recent national call on “Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness” took place on June 29. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke about the “Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act,” discussed the need for both short-term emergency solutions and long-term structural change, and urged advocates to pressure members of Congress by sharing stories about what our communities are experiencing. We heard field updates from Daniel Davis of UMOM New Day Centers, Chris Martin of Housing California, Raphael Ramos of Legal Action Wisconsin, and Andrew Bradley of Prosperity Indiana. Erin Dunn of the National Housing Law Project discussed litigation strategies to prevent evictions. Bobby Watts of the National Health Care for the Homeless council spoke about the pandemic’s impact on people experiencing homelessness. NLIHC Vice President of Public Policy Sarah Saadian and Field Director Joey Lindstrom shared updates from Capitol Hill and outlined needed advocacy actions.
NLIHC hosts national calls on Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will be joined by Meghan Maury of the National LBGTQ Task Force, Kathryn Monet of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Andrew Aurand and Dan Threet from NLIHC, and partners from Michigan, Tennessee, and Maryland. Register for today’s call (Monday, July 6 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the June 29 call at: tinyurl.com/ybz24ygc
View June 29 presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/yabv6u44
Read the text of Senator Warren’s bill here: https://tinyurl.com/ydeoq559