US political agitation in the United States to avoid massive expulsions of tenants
Rent relief efforts slowly ramp up as millions could soon face eviction
With just over a week left until the federal eviction ban expires, the race to get emergency rent relief to as many struggling tenants and landlords as possible is in its final stretch. © Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images A new 95-unit affordable housing development in Long Beach, California. "It is a race against the clock," said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. After a slow start, the pace of distributing the $46 billion for rent relief that was allotted in the December stimulus package and the American Rescue Plan has improved.
US policymakers were trying to prevent massive expulsions from Americans in financial difficulty, after the expiry of a moratorium that protected them.
"We risk being expelled," said Samantha Pate and Andrew Martinez, inhabitants of Aurora, in the state of Colorado, to the KDVR television channel.
The couple, with two children, intends to install temporarily on a ground they own.
The family expects to "live in tents with a wood stove for winter," says Andrew Martinez.
Consumer bureau launches rental aid tool with eviction cliff looming
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday launched a website meant to connect struggling tenants with federal rental aid providers with less than a week until a federal eviction ban is set to expire.The CFPB's rental and utility assistance tool is intended to match tenants with the state and local organizations charged with disbursing more than $46 billion in federal aid meant to prevent a wave of evictions. While the federal government has disbursed all of that money to state and local distributors, less than 7 percent of it has reached tenants, landlords and utility companies by the end of June. Millions of U.S.
It is Saturday at midnight that has expired a truce of the evictions decided initially for sanitary reasons related to the Pandemic of Covid-19, and several times renewed.
The White House had taken the Parliamentarians of Short Thursday, ensuring that the health authorities could no longer, for legal reasons, further prolong the moratorium, and asking them to legislate urgently.
What elected officials have failed before the House of Representatives continues to work for the summer break.
More than 10 million people in the United States are late on the payment of their rent, calculated the CBPP, an independent research institute.
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Evictions loom after Biden and Congress fail to extend ban
More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments. The moratorium expires at midnight. © Michael Dwyer People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse in Boston, Mass. People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse in Boston, Mass.
and some 3.6 million tenants feel that they are likely to be expelled in the Two months, according to a study of the Office of Statistics completed in early July of 51 million tenants.
- "Inhuman" -
Restarting the American economy, which does not benefit all homes in the same way, raises rents. According to the last scoring made by the Specialized Realtor site, between June 2020 and June 2021 the median rent in the United States climbed 8.1%.
A handful of the most to the left of the party's democrats continued Sunday to plead for a reminder to Washington members of the House of Representatives.
"We want the House of Representatives to meet, the Senate can intervene too, the President could take a decree, we must do All that is possible, "said Sunday morning at AFP the member of the House of Representatives Jamaal Bowman, elected New York came on the Capitol Marche to support a small group of young activists who spent the night there.
USA-End of the prohibition of rental expulsions due to coronavirus
health - coronavirus / USA - Expulsions: USA-End of the prohibition of renting leaseholds due to coronavirus Washington, 1 August 1 (Reuters) - Millions of US tenants may be expelled from their homes after the prohibition of rental evictions, facing the coronavirus pandemic, has expired on Saturday. Despite the late president of the American president, Joe Biden, and while the Variant Delta spreads in the country, the Congress failed to vote a law extending the measure.
"Expiler people, or make their expulsion as possible in pandemic time is inhuman".
The elected is not tender for his democratic colleagues, the majority in the House of Representatives: "We other parliamentarians, we are quick to defend Wall Street, to defend large companies, to make decisions that allow Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson go into space. "
The boss of the House, Nancy Pelosi, explained that in the face of the difficulties of legislating in the emergency The moratorium, some Democrats "have decided to focus rather than the way to reach tenants and owners the money" planned in the massive response to the pandemic taken at the very beginning of the Biden mandate.
This is an envelope of $ 46 billion, intended precisely to pay at least partly the problem of unpaid rent, but whose distribution is very laborious, for reasons of bureaucracy in particular.
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Rental aid emerges as new housing fight after eviction ban .
Lawmakers and housing advocates are struggling to figure out how to get billions of dollars in rental assistance to tenants who desperately need the help, even with the action taken Tuesday by the Biden administration to extend an eviction moratorium for most of the country.Congress this year appropriated $46 billion for tenants and landlords in need, but only about $3 billion has reached the intended recipients.Concerns are now growing thatCongress this year appropriated $46 billion for tenants and landlords in need, but only about $3 billion has reached the intended recipients.