Senators Introduce Eviction Crisis Act

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Eviction Crisis Act of 2019 to shed light on the root causes of the eviction crisis, reduce preventable evictions and limit the devastation to families when eviction is unavoidable. The bill would create a national database to standardize data and track evictions, in order to better inform policy decisions; establish an Emergency Assistance Fund to provide short-term financial assistance and housing stability-related services to eviction-vulnerable tenants; and require consumer reporting agencies to provide consumers with tenant screening reports when they are requested as part of a rental application process, so tenants can contest and correct inaccurate or incomplete information.