Tens of millions of people are struggling to meet basic needs, according to the most recent Census data released on December 2, yet core parts of the relief that policymakers provided this spring have already expired or are slated to expire by the end of the year.
Pandemic Relief Must Include Comprehensive Housing Assistance for People Experiencing the Most Severe Hardship
If policymakers fail to act, millions of low-income renters and people experiencing homelessness are likely to experience avoidable evictions, continued homelessness, or other preventable hardships.
Research Shows Rental Assistance Reduces Hardship and Provides Platform to Expand Opportunity for Low-Income Families
Federal rental assistance can substantially improve adults’ health and children’s chances for long-term success, but millions that need it don’t receive it due to funding limitations.
The number of households using housing vouchers has declined over the past two years due to funding delays and shortfalls caused by policymakers’ battles over federal spending.