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August 13, 2020

Nearly 15 million adult renters (1 in 5) were behind in their rent at some point this summer, and up to 17 million children were in households that said the children weren’t eating enough because the household couldn’t afford it, according to “Tracking Hardship,” our...

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August 11, 2020

Despite the President’s claims, his executive order (EO) does not extend the expired federal ban on evictions or provide more funds to tenants or landlords to...

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August 8, 2020

President Trump’s expected executive order to extend, if not expand, the CARES Act’s federal ban on evictions, which recently expired, very likely will prove woefully inadequate to help people experiencing homelessness or the millions of renters struggling to pay rent.

The CARES Act’s eviction moratorium only covered renters who participate in federal housing

1 in 5 Renter Behind on Rent During Pandemic, With Black and Latino Renters Facing Greatest Hardship
August 6, 2020

As policymakers negotiate the next economic relief package, they must provide more funding for homelessness service and prevention programs. An additional $11.5 billion would help to ensure that people experiencing homelessness can access shelters that can keep them safe from the pandemic and to reduce the number of people losing their homes in the first place.

On any given day, nearly...

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July 31, 2020

With new weekly data revealing several troubling trends, including increases in the already significant number of people struggling to buy food and pay rent, policymakers must act now to prevent further hardship.

Over the last four weeks:

Some 5.6 million more adults reported that their household didn...
Children Facing Significant Hardship, With Wide Racial and Ethnic Gaps
July 27, 2020

COVID-19 and the economic crisis have deepened the challenges of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or struggling to pay rent. Consequently, policymakers must include comprehensive housing assistance in the next economic relief package, prioritizing aid...

In Focus: 1 in 5 Renters Behind on Rent During Pandemic, With Black and Latino Renters Facing Greatest Hardship, July 14 2020
July 27, 2020

When the President and Congress write a final fiscal year 2021 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), they should adopt many provisions of a version that the House Appropriations Committee has passed — which would provide substantial new funds for programs that reduce homelessness and help low-income families, seniors, and others afford decent homes to rent....

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July 15, 2020

CBPP and other members of the Mobility Works collaborative praised today’s announcement that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is making $50 million available for...

June 10, 2020

The CARES Act’s $4 billion for housing under its Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, along with its other COVID-19 relief, can go far in serving people experiencing or at risk of homelessness during this crisis. But how far it goes depends on any steps that states and communities take to not only address the current crisis but correct longstanding inequities that perpetuate homelessness...

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May 13, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus relief bill includes urgently needed funds to help low-income people rent safe, stable housing during the pandemic and deep economic downturn. Without this aid, many could face eviction and homelessness, exposing them to hardship and health risks. The final bill that the President and Congress enact should include these rental assistance funds and add...

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Senior Director for Housing Policy and Research