Our advocacy on the eviction crisis continues. We’re calling on Governor Abbott to release the billions in unspent CARES Act funding to support the rental assistance needs of Texas renters and landlords. We’re also calling on our elected officials in DC to pass the HEREOS Act so that we can stabilize our economy and protect the housing of Texans struggling with the financial impacts of the pandemic.
After Thursday’s press conference with Texas Housers and Interfaith, investigative reporter Kevin Clark with KXAN reported on the eviction crisis and the experience of Family Eldercare’s client, Liz, a veteran, mom, and HR professional who lost her job due to the pandemic. We’re expecting another story from KUT early next week; and, Spectrum will be doing a follow up to their story on Family Eldercare’s client, Timothy, a veteran who is trying to keep his home while unemployed due to the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Please share these stories and take action to help us address the eviction crisis today:
- Share these stories on your social media
- Tell Governor Abbott Texans want our CARES Act dollars spent in Texas, not sent back to DC: https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/advocates-call-on-gov-abbott-for-bigger-rent-relief-package/
- Tell Governor Abbott our Texas Veterans need rental assistance to keep their homes: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2020/10/15/unemployed-veteran-struggling-to-avoid-eviction-even-with-help
- Tell Governor Abbott Texans need rental assistance without barriers: https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2020-12-07/austin-created-a-program-to-pay-struggling-tenants-rent-some-say-it-added-to-stress
- Email Governor Abbott and tell him to release the unspent Covid relief dollars immediately for rental assistance
- Email Senators Cruz and Cornyn and tell them to pass the House version of the HEROES Act to stabilize the Texas economy, the housing of Texans and prevent a massive wave of homelessness when the moratoriums on evictions expire December 31st