USICH Releases Step-by-Step Guide for People At Risk of Eviction
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) published a comprehensive step-by-step guide to prevent people at risk of eviction from losing their homes.
The federal eviction moratorium expires this week, July 31, and according to the latest Household Pulse Survey, more than 3.5 million renters are very or somewhat likely to be evicted this summer.
The American Rescue Plan offers unprecedented eviction prevention assistance, but most people aren't aware of it. It included $21.5 billion for emergency rental assistance operated by the Treasury Department.
Last week, the Treasury Department announced that it distributed more emergency rental assistance in June (more than $1.5 billion) than the three prior reporting periods combined. Still, the agency stressed that “funds are still not flowing fast enough to renters and landlords.”
During the most recent USICH meeting, Gene Sperling, the White House coordinator for the American Rescue Plan, emphasized the “economic and moral obligation” to prevent evictions.
“We all have an economic and a moral obligation to do everything in our power to have policies in place to cope with the end of the eviction moratorium,” said Sperling.
The USICH guide includes a flyer and helps people take advantage of not just emergency rental assistance but also:
- state and local moratoriums;
- legal and housing aid;
- food assistance;
- mutual aid;
- economic impact payments;
- child tax credits;
- and more.
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