During our most recent (September 7) national call on “HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing,” we welcomed Jessica Perez and Abby Boshart from the Urban Institute, who discussed leveraging behavioral science to increase emergency rental assistance (ERA) distribution and building equity into ERA programs through Urban Institute’s checklist for program administrators.
Eviction Lab’s Jasmine Rangel and Jacob Haas presented new research on the impact of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium on eviction rates. According to the researchers, the CDC moratorium prevented an estimated 1.55 million evictions nationwide, and states that imposed their own eviction moratoriums saw fewer eviction filings than those that did not.
Legal Aid Society Staff Attorney Ellen Davidson and Brenden Cheney of the New York Housing Conference provided field updates from New York. NLIHC’s Sarah Gallagher and Emma Foley spoke about recent Treasury Department data on the efficiency of ERA distribution, and NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian provided an update on NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign’s policy priorities in the reconciliation package.
Our next national call will be on Monday, September 13 at 2:30 pm ET. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the September 7 call at: https://tinyurl.com/27pu3j8t
View presentation slides at: https://tinyurl.com/2bk8cs7s