Thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)for this news and opportunity:

The Biden administration announced yesterday an extension of the federal eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021, and greater enforcement of the moratorium’s protections – two measures that will help keep millions of renters stably housed during the pandemic and prevent further spread of and deaths from COVID-19. . Read more of this article here

Add Your Organization to a Letter Urging Congress to Enact Bold, Long-term Solutions

The Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness is a proud signer of this national letter and hope your organization will join, too. This letter is part of NLIHC’s recently launched HoUSed campaign for new investments in rent assistance, expanding the supply of affordable homes, ensuring emergency rental assistance, and expanding renter protections.

The time is now: Nationwide, there is a shortage of nearly 7 million affordable and available homes for the lowest income renters. As rents continue to rise and wages remain stagnant, there are now zero counties in the U.S. where a minimum wage earner working full-time can afford a two-bedroom apartment. There are numerous proven solutions that can address the affordability crisis, but current funding levels from Congress leave 3 out of 4 eligible households receiving no assistance at all.

  • Read the full text of the sign-on letter here.
  • Learn more about the HoUSed campaign here.
  • Sign-on here!

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