Thread: Millions of renters at risk of eviction are grappling with the news that they are no longer protected by the @CDCgov #EvictionMoratorium. The @USSupremeCourt decision last night makes clear that Congress must act before another nation-wide eviction ban can be issued.
Congress should act now, and states & localities can also take steps to prevent & delay #evictions.

Federal lawmakers can make sure this preventable crisis never happens again by sharply expanding #housing vouchers in upcoming recovery legislation.…
Here is a link to a tool for finding rental assistance in your community. And below are some steps state and local officials should take.…
States & localities should swiftly distribute the billions in available emergency rental assistance to help renters get & stay caught up on rent & reduce landlords’ losses, including by using new guidance from @USTreasury to get those funds out ASAP.…
States and localities can also issue their own #eviction bans. Some still have a mortarium in effect, including in WA, MN, IL, NY, CA, D.C. and Austin, TX , though some are currently set to expire August 31. That’s in 4 days.…
Emergency rental assistance can be used in #eviction diversion programs, a promising model that combines legal and social services to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants and keep people housed.…
Without state and local action, there is no doubt that a spike in #evictions is on the horizon, just as children are returning to school, cold weather is coming, and a surge in #Covid cases driven by the Delta variant is increasing hospitalizations and deaths
Researchers and @CDCgov have raised the alarm that #evictions could contribute to further spread of the virus and more preventable deaths.…
The harm from #evictions will be widespread. An estimated 11.4 million adults were not caught up on rent, according to data collected June 23-July 5.…
Renters of color and renters with children – many whom can’t be vaccinated yet - were much more likely to report being behind on rent. Yet another way that the pandemic is disproportionately harming people of color and families.…
Families will be thrown into crisis just as many are hoping to regain some normalcy and stability this school year. Some kids will have to switch schools, and some will move into crowded homes or shelters, further disrupting learning.…
Homelessness was already on the rise before the pandemic, increasing in 30 states between 2019 and 2020. The total number of people experiencing unsheltered #homelessness has increased every year since 2015.…
The #homeless services system is already stretched thin, & a large influx of people will likely compound existing challenges. Localities should consider tapping into FEMA funds to expand #housing options that are safe during the pandemic.…
While state and local governments must take action to stop impending evictions, federal lawmakers must also act to prevent this from happening again and build an #EquitableRecovery.

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19 Oct 20
USICH released its new federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, a requirement under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Here are my thoughts.
This plan deviates in significant and disappointing ways from USICH’s first two plans: Opening Doors released in the Obama Administration, and Home, Together released under the leadership of Obama appointee @m_j_doherty .
It reflects a typical Trump Administration approach: blame previous admins, misrepresent info, contradict their own policy, cite little evidence. It fails to provide concrete direction for communities struggling with increasing unsheltered homelessness & the effects of COVID-19.
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