Take Action: Join June 1 Tweetstorm Calling for Housing and Homelessness Resources in Next COVID-19 Response Bill

Participate in a tweetstorm on June 1 (when a new month’s rent is due) at 1 pm ET calling for robust housing resources and other provisions in the next coronavirus response bill. NLIHC and our partners around the country are urging Congress to include funding to meet the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and America’s lowest-income renters in the next relief package. It is crucial that advocates continue contacting their representatives and senators and urging them to support vital resources and protections, including $11.5 billion to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, $100 billion in emergency rental assistance, and a uniform, national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures.

As you prepare your tweets, you can pull images from the media toolkit: https://tinyurl.com/yb8ncgec

Sample Tweets:

  • #HousingisHealthcare & #housingassistance during #COVID19 should be considered as urgent a priority as investments in healthcare. Tell your senator that 88% of people want #housingstability during & after #COVID19 https://tinyurl.com/y8m46hep 
  • Tell Congress that 9 in 10 people want our elected leaders to ensure #housingstability during the #coronavirus outbreak. Congress must enact critical housing investments & protections in the next #COVID19 spending bill https://tinyurl.com/y8m46hep
  • #DYK Over 1/3 of Americans say it's a "big concern" that they'll lose their home if they don't receive additional assistance! Tell Congress to TAKE ACTION & ensure #housingstability in the next #COVID19 spending bill https://tinyurl.com/y8m46hep
  • #DYK 60% of Americans think the Govt. is doing too little to make sure people can stably house during #COVID19? Tell Congress they can do more. Ask them to immediately enact critical housing protections in the next #COVID19 spending bill https://tinyurl.com/y8m46hep
  • 80% of Americans want the Govt. to provide #housingstability during the #COVID19 outbreak. Let your senator know they must do everything they can to enact critical housing investments & protections in the final #COVID19 spending bill https://tinyurl.com/y8m46hep
  • An overall majority of Americans want Congress to ensure #housingstability during the #COVID19 outbreak & want Congress to include vital housing investments & protections in the next #COVID19 spending bill. If you agree, tell Congress https://tinyurl.com/y8m46hep
  • Millions of the lowest-income American’s couldn't afford to pay rent in May. Now June #RentisDue! Tell Congress that we need #RentReliefNow to house families during & after the #COVID19 pandemic. https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • Another month has come & gone, millions are out of work, & the #RentisDue! Congress must pass a national moratorium on evictions and emergency #rentalassistance to ensure families will have #housingstability during #COVID19 https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • #RentisDue & millions of the lowest-income families can’t afford to pay. Tell Congress $100B in emergency #rentalassistance is needed to avoid a financial cliff & house families during the #COVID19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/y78fv8fc
  • 8 million renters struggled to pay rent before #COVID19. Tell Congress to support housing in #HEROESAct & create a uniform eviction moratorium, protect people experiencing homelessness and provide #RentReliefNow. https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • Housing & homelessness resources in #CARESAct were an important step, but Congress must do more to address the needs of people who struggled before #COVID19. June’s #RentisDue & renters want #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • Our country can’t contain #COVID19 if millions are without homes or on the brink of homelessness. #RentisDue & families need to keep roofs over their heads during & after this pandemic. We need #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • As June 1 approaches, many renters will not have enough $ for rent. #Rentalassistance is needed to ensure residents who are out of work & fearing eviction are stably housed during & after #COVID19. #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • June’s #RentisDue! Millions of people are out of work & on the brink of eviction. A national uniform eviction moratorium and emergency #rentalassistance are needed to ensure families have #housingstability during & after #COVID19. https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • Homelessness is a growing problem, especially during #COVID19. The needs of millions of America’s lowest-income families can’t wait. #RentisDue & we need #RentReliefNow! https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • We need resources to protect low-income renters at high risk of #COVID19. #RentisDue & unemployment ins. isn’t enough. Tell Congress the next stimulus package must include emergency #rentalassistance https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • It is immoral to kick families & individuals out of their homes during the pandemic. We need resources & protections for people experiencing homelessness who are endangered by #COVID19. #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • It’s crucial, now more than ever, that federal policymakers prioritize protections for hsg & homelessness. #RentisDue & millions of the lowest-income families are struggling to pay. They need #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • Low-income Americans are struggling & #RentisDue. Emergency #rentalassistance and other housing protections in #HEROESAct will prevent mass evictions. Tell Congress we need #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • We need #RentReliefNow to keep families housed & healthy. Families should not have to choose between paying rent & food when the #RentisDue. #Rentalassistance will ensure #housingstability for the lowest-income renters during #COVID19. https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • It's never been clearer: #HousingIsHealthcare! #Rentalassistance will keep the lowest-income families housed and also curb the spread of #COVID19 & save lives. Urge Congress to support #RentReliefNow in the next bill https://tinyurl.com/y7hdl9zb
  • .[Twitter Handle of Your Senator who Didn’t Support the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act] #DYK millions of Americans are spending 50%+ of their income on rent? Please don’t leave them behind in the next #COVID19 bill. #RentReliefNow to ensure #housingstability during/after #COVID19 https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv
  • .[Twitter Handle of Your Representative who Supported the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act], thank you for supporting $100B in #rentalassistance in response to #COVID19. Tell all members of Congress to ensure #housingstability in the next relief bill. #RentReliefNow https://tinyurl.com/y78fv8fc

See NLIHC’s recommendations for the next coronavirus relief package at: https://tinyurl.com/y9mmz9hv

Find out how to contact your member of Congress at: https://tinyurl.com/yb9goyt6

Send an email to your member of Congress through NLIHC’s Legislative Action Center at: https://tinyurl.com/y9xxw4or