As we see skyrocketing eviction filings in our region and across the Commonwealth, Congress is making its final decisions over a COVID-19 relief package, likely TODAY, that will impact the housing stability of millions of households here and across the nation.

With thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for this update:

Republicans are now opposing the bipartisan agreement to include a one-month extension of the federal eviction moratorium, putting millions of renters at risk of losing their homes starting on January 1. The extension would also allow for President-elect Biden to issue an improved moratorium on his first day in office.The bipartisan compromise relief bill also provides $25 billion in emergency rental assistance urgently needed to keep tenants stably housed.

It matters a lot for our supportive Congresspeople to hear from us on this – they need to know we are counting on them to keep pushing for these protections.  

Rep. Jim McGovern:
Rep. Richard Neal:
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Senator Elizabeth Warren:
Senator Ed Markey

The message: Keep pushing for the extension of the CDC moratorium and $25 billion in emergency rental assistance in the COVID-19 relief package. We thank you for your support and we’re counting on it now more than ever to keep people safe!

The Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness is proud to have joined NLHIC and over 1,500 organizations in a letter urging Congress and the CDC to extend the eviction moratorium. Spread the support widely!

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