(NCH) Congress must act to prevent widespread homelessness
December 7, 2020
Since March, millions of Americans have lost work. Families have struggled to pay for rent and groceries. Massive relief bills from the Federal government have barely scraped the surface of the growing ocean of need.
Now, with winter setting in, and the end of the CDC eviction moratorium and added unemployment benefits in sight, our communities could see 30-40 million households forced out of their homes.
The relief package being considered right now by Congress includes critical relief for cities and states, but leaves out:
Contact your Federal legislators and demand that they pass a robust pandemic relief package that helps struggling families and prevents massive homelessness!
Catch our monthly Town Hall for people experiencing homelessness next Thursday, December 17th at 3pm EST. We'll be talking about income and homelessness - one of the ongoing underlying causes of homelessness is the lack of living wage work!
We are thrilled to be joined by Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, CA, who spearheaded a pilot project on universal basic income. Click below to register!
The 30th Annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Day is December 21st. Join us at 4pm EST for a national virtual memorial service. Register below or watch on Facebook live.