The assistance is more vital now that the federal eviction moratorium has been shot down.
The Keeping Renters Safe Act would reinstate the federal pandemic eviction moratorium.
The Keeping Renters Safe Act would direct HHS to implement a new eviction moratorium through the pandemic.
It will take the concerted action of those most impacted by the crisis to keep people housed.
A tenants’ union in New Orleans is demanding a new freeze on evictions and a quick transition to renewable energy.
Meanwhile, states have disbursed just 11 percent of the $46.5 billion in rental assistance from the federal government.
“We didn’t sleep on those steps just to give up now,” said the Missouri Democrat.
States are delivering funds so slowly that an eviction surge is likely even if the Supreme Court upholds the moratorium.
Corporate investors have been buying up homes from landlords unable to maintain their properties without rental income.
An estimated 3.5 million adults say it’s likely they will be evicted in the next two months.