In May 2020 the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, legislation sorely needed to empower communities across the nation to meet housing needs and avoid a wave of evictions and foreclosures. However, the Senate continues to completely bypass this important legislation, utterly failing the American public in its greatest time of need.
Among many other important provisions, the HEROES Act provides $100 billion in emergency rental assistance to keep low-income renters in their homes, $11.5 billion to safely house the nation’s homeless population during the public health crisis, and $1 billion for emergency housing vouchers. The HEROES Act also extends eviction and foreclosure protections passed in the CARES Act to nearly all renters and homeowners, and it provides $75 billion for a Homeowner Assistance Fund to help homeowners pay their mortgages and associated costs and avoid foreclosure. The Act also provides $14 million in fair housing education and outreach dollars and would allow fair housing organizations across the nation to provide critical virtual fair housing services.
Contact your senators and tell them to pass the HEROES Act NOW!