COVID-19 HOUSING RESOURCE CENTER
The CDC’s recent decision to instate an eviction moratorium through the end of the year for certain renters has left many property owners, renters, housing counselors, legal advocates and other housing stakeholders with questions about the agency order’s requirements, implementation and enforcement.
The National Housing Conference has been tracking all of guidance and developments related to the eviction moratorium in real-time – all of which you can find on their COVID-19 Housing Resource Center, which has more than 1,000 resources!
The National Housing Conference has compiled 20+ FAQs devoted exclusively to the new eviction moratorium, addressing some of the most pressing questions for renters and property managers alike, including “Does a property owner have a legal obligation to notify tenants of the CDC order?” and “Will I have to pay everything I owe at once in January after the CDC’s eviction moratorium expires?”
Find everything you need to know about the CDC’s order and other COVID-19 housing-related issues on NHC’s resource center.
THE OXYGEN MASK RULE
“In the event of an emergency, please put on your oxygen mask before assisting others.” The National Housing Conference has compiled helpful resources on self-care to help you better support your colleagues, your employees and countless people who depend on you.
EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
National Low Income Housing Coalition released a Research Note, Emergency Rental Assistance Programs in Response to COVID-19, that provides a descriptive analysis of over 440 rental assistance programs created or expanded in response to COVID-19. The analysis provides insight into how programs are funded, designed, and implemented. The report finds that, although state and local governments have allocated at least $3.9 billion to emergency rental assistance, the magnitude and duration of need far outstrip available assistance. Most programs (81%) only provide short-term relief up to three months despite the much longer duration thus far of the pandemic and its economic fallout. Furthermore, too few programs specifically target extremely low-income renters, those with the greatest needs.