As many as 23 MILLION Americans could be deported in September if Congress does not come up with a new moratorium as the corona virus continues to devastate the U.S.
- As many as 23 million tenants could be evicted at the end of September
- Nearly 12 million Americans lost federal eviction protection when the rental moratorium expired on Friday
- Less than a third of all U.S. households were unable to pay their rent on time in July
- Senate Republicans released a new COVID-19 aid package on Monday, but have not reported eviction moratoriums
- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) alleged that Congress has the power to stop “the coming avalanche of evictions” that will hit the worst minority communities
Nearly 12 million Americans lost federal protection in evictions on Friday, and because there is currently no expulsion moratorium on the hands of Republicans, many residents of the country have no means of paying rent for the next month.
Senate Republicans unveiled a new COVID-19 aid package on Monday, but no eviction moratorium was reported, much to the Democrats’ frustration.
The move means as many as 23 million renters are at risk of eviction by the end of September because they cannot pay their rent or mortgage payment, according to the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project.
“We have the power to stop the upcoming avalanche of evictions during this pandemic that will hit black, brown and poor communities worst – and we’ve waited too long to act,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told the Huffington Post.
As many as 23 million tenants could be evicted at the end of September
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) alleged that Congress has the power to stop “the coming avalanche of evictions” that will hit the worst minority communities
“Senate Republicans have suggested giveaways to major banks and defense contractors, but almost no support to help families maintain their homes,” Warren added. “The following aid kit should include my invoice to extend and extend the deportation moratorium.”
Just under a third of all U.S. households were unable to pay their rent on time in July, an apartment listing report reported. Most of the displaced people were young, low-income tenants in urban areas.
And with 25 million people no longer receiving coronavirus relief in their unemployment benefits, Americans are in urgent need of help starting Friday.
Senate Republicans released a new COVID-19 aid package on Monday, but have not reported eviction moratoriums
Just under a third of all U.S. households were unable to pay the July rent on time
According to the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, as many as 23 million tenants could be evicted by the end of September. Black and Latinx tenants will be most affected by the evictions.
That figure is comparable to the percentage of households that think they won’t make their next rent or mortgage, a Census Bureau study found.
Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, said the impending eviction crisis was “completely predictable and completely preventable.”
Many of the BLM demonstrations across the country feature signs and graffiti telling the government to forgive rent
“If the federal deportation moratorium is not renewed, if the state and local deportation moratoriums expire in the coming weeks, and if emergency relief is not provided, millions will be evicted from their homes from late August through fall. she added.
Some states that lifted their rental moratoriums during the pandemic have already seen an increase in home evictions. Wisconsin lifted their home country in May, causing Milwaukee to see a 13 percent increase in eviction rates in late June. About two-thirds of them were in the majority of black communities.
Some states that introduced lease moratoriums during the pandemic and subsequently lifted them have seen an increase in eviction rates. When Wisconsin lifted the state moratorium on rent hikes in May, Milwaukee saw a 13% increase in evictions in late June, two-thirds of them in the majority of black communities.