Earlier today the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) held a virtual hearing on The Rent Is Still Due: America’s Renters, COVID-19 and an Unprecedented Eviction Crisis. Witnesses Cashauna Hill, Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center; Mike Kingsella, Up for Growth; Ann Oliva, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Jenny Schuetz, The Brookings Institution discussed the need for ongoing financial assistance to families. Several bills were discussed, including the House-passed Heroes Act and the Supporting HOMES During Health Emergency Act of 2020, which would allocate an additional $14 billion for the HOME Program.
Enterprise Community Partners is leading a sign-on letter detailing the importance of including funding for the HOME Investment Partnership Program in the next COVID-19 relief package considered by Congress. Please reach out to Alexander Williams, policy analyst at Enterprise by COB Friday, June 12 to join the letter.