An unimaginable number of families are at risk of eviction; experts estimate that between 20-30 million American families may face eviction in the coming year. Each eviction comes at a great cost to a family and the American public. The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how important a home is to the health and well-being of a family, and especially of a child. For the first time, some families are unable to pay rent. Because of the pandemic, families already living paycheck to paycheck feel stable housing pushed further from their grasp.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Eviction Moratorium protects families from eviction through December 31, 2020. But the rent will eventually be due.
Across the country, Family Promise Affiliates are working to keep families healthy, safe, and in their homes.
National Eviction Moratorium
- “National Eviction Moratorium (including official declaration),” CDC.
- “Overview of National Eviction Moratorium,” National Low Income Housing Coalition.
- “National Eviction Moratorium: FAQ for Renters,” National Housing Law Project.
- Sample Eviction Moratorium Declarations, National Low Income Housing Coalition.
- “Emergency Bans on Evictions and Other Tenant Protections Related to Coronavirus,”
- “COVID-19 and Changing Eviction Policies Around the Nation,” Eviction Lab.
- “FAQ,” CDC.
- “Coronavirus Resources: Renters,”U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- “Know Your Rights,” Tenant Resource Center.
- “Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need to Know,” Lowenstein Sandler LLP
- “What to Do if You Receive an Eviction Notice,” Invisible People.
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