Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined NLIHC as a guest speaker on our coronavirus, disasters, housing, and homelessness call on January 11. Senator Brown is the incoming chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. A champion on housing issues, Senator Brown was instrumental in securing the extension of the CDC eviction moratorium and the provision of $25 billion in emergency rental assistance (see Memo 12/22). Senator Brown highlighted the work done by advocates and Congress to secure essential COVID-19 relief and protections were included in the end-of-year COVID-19 relief package. He further detailed his efforts to plan for another pandemic relief package, stating, “We’re going to begin work immediately on a new COVID-19 relief package that’ll help us get this pandemic under control. . . . . We’ll start by working with the Biden administration to quickly get out the emergency rental assistance that we passed, and we’ll extend the eviction protections as we get people the help they need.”
Senator Brown went on to affirm his commitment as incoming Chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to addressing the affordable housing crisis and tackling income and racial inequality that persists in the housing system.
NLIHC hosts national calls on coronavirus, disasters, housing and homelessness every week. Register for today’s call (Tuesday, January 19 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Listen to Senator Brown’s full remarks at: https://t.co/FDneNCIoiD?amp=1
Watch a full recording of the January 11 call at: https://tinyurl.com/y38kpav3
Access presentation slides at: https://bit.ly/2LXvSXC