The House of Representatives will vote today, June 29, on a package of critically needed emergency housing resources and protections to help keep renters in their homes and to address the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness! Contact your representatives and senators today and urge them to vote to approve H.R. 7301, the “Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.” Take action!
The House already approved critically needed housing resources and protections in the HEROES Act – including all of NLIHC’s top priorities – but Senate leadership continues to delay negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
Struggling renters cannot wait! Rent is due on July 1, and millions of the lowest-income renters across the nation cannot afford to pay. Eviction moratoriums are expiring, and local efforts to provide emergency rental assistance are quickly overwhelmed by the need. Without immediate action by Congress, we will see a wave of evictions and a spike in homelessness across the country.
To underscore the urgency and pressure the Senate to act – either on the full HEROES Act or on emergency housing provisions alone – the House will vote as soon as today, June 29 on H.R. 7301, “the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.” The bill includes the housing and homelessness resources approved by the House in the HEROES Act, including NLIHC’s top priorities: $100 billion in emergency rental assistance; a national, uniform moratorium on evictions and foreclosures; $11.5 billion to prevent and respond to outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness; and additional needed resources to ensure housing stability.
Advocates can help ensure housing and homelessness resources in the next coronavirus relief package:
- Contact your representative and urge them to vote to approve H.R. 7301, “the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.” Find the phone numbers of your members of Congress here or send an email! Tweet at them using #RentReliefNow!
- Contact your senators and urge them to immediately bring the bill up for a vote on the Senate floor. Send an email from NLIHC’s Legislative Action Center and tweet at them using #RentReliefNow!
- Sign your organization onto national letters in support of vital resources to protect renters and people experiencing homelessness during and after this pandemic. Share the letters with your network and on social media using #RentReliefNow.
Learn more about NLIHC’s priorities for the next coronavirus relief package at: https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
Learn more about the housing provisions in the HEROES Act and H.R. 7301 at: https://tinyurl.com/y8jgv2vl
Sign onto national support letters: https://tinyurl.com/y9hc8oj7