During NLIHC's most recent national call on coronavirus, disasters, housing, and homelessness, we discussed tenant rights in rental properties backed by a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage, the impact of the pandemic on seniors and people with disabilities, and a federal district court judge’s decision to deny a preliminary injunction on the eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We received field updates and discussed the state of coronavirus and disaster relief negotiations.
Siobhan Kelly of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) provided information on tenant protections for residents of rental properties with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac-backed mortgages. LeadingAge’s Linda Couch discussed the impact of coronavirus on seniors in affordable housing. An October 2020 survey from LeadingAge showed affordable senior housing providers are concerned about residents experiencing social isolation and not being able to access necessary services. Scott Landes from Syracuse University and Lisa Sloane of the Technical Assistance Collaborative discussed the impact of coronavirus on people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities living in residential homes, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.
Kate Walz of the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) shared insights on a federal judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction on the CDC eviction moratorium in the Brown v. Azar case. She also gave updates on the other three lawsuits challenging the CDC eviction moratorium and NHLP’s amicus briefs against those suits. Jennie Rodgers, vice president and Denver market leader at Enterprise, discussed Governor Jared Polis’s executive order reinstating the state’s eviction moratorium. She also shared findings from Colorado’s Special Eviction Prevention Task Force.
We received field updates from Jesse Rabinowitz from Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington, DC and Sakinah Hoyte, the Homelessness Czar for Newark, New Jersey. NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian shared updates on the federal coronavirus relief bill.
NLIHC hosts national calls on Coronavirus, Disasters, Housing, and Homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will be joined by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Register for today’s call (Monday, November 9 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the November 2 call at: tinyurl.com/yyzyajtq
Access presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/y2n994vq