Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2021) —On Tuesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. ET, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, will hold a hybrid remote / in-person hearing on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic, the status of federal emergency rental assistance, and actions needed to prevent a housing crisis. The hearing follows the launch of the Select Subcommittee’s new investigation into four corporate landlords concerning their cooperation with rental assistance programs and compliance with the eviction moratorium by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC moratorium is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2021.
Congress and the Biden Administration have taken aggressive steps to keep families in homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Congress has provided over $46 billion in emergency rental assistance funds to state, local, and tribal governments, including $21 billion through the American Rescue Plan. Despite these actions, the threat of a needless housing crisis remains. Reports show some large corporate landlords have moved to evict renters, especially in communities of color, despite the CDC moratorium and the availability of rental assistance.
The hearing will explore best practices taken by state and local governments to effectively distribute relief to struggling renters and highlight ways to protect renters and keep families in their homes.
Hybrid Hearing on “Oversight of Pandemic Evictions: Assessing Abuses by Corporate Landlords and Federal Efforts to Keep Americans in Their Homes”
10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Jim Baker, Executive Director, Private Equity Stakeholder Project
Katrina Chism, Affected Renter, Georgia
Diane Yentel, Executive Director, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
Rene Solis, Chief Program Officer, BakerRipley, Houston, TX
Joel Griffith, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation Roe Institute
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