Advocacy Alert from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Take Action: Emergency Rental Assistance

Housing is healthcare, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must work together to keep people in their homes. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is concerned that an increase in evictions could hurt the health and well-being of residents in Northeast Ohio, and over time, translate into an increased demand for emergency shelters. 
On Tuesday, July 21,  the National Low-Income Housing Coalition is hosting a virtual lobby day to advocate in support of several major federal housing priorities aimed at promoting housing stabilization among low- and middle-income renters. LMM staff will be engaging directly with Members of Congress, but we need your help to ensure our elected officials support the following housing priorities in the next federal relief package:
  • The "Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act," introduced by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), which would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance to help low-income renters avoid evictions and homelessness.
  • A national uniform moratorium on evictions.
  • $11.5 billion to help local communities address the pressing health and safety needs of people experiencing homelessness.
  • $13 billion in additional funding for HUD and USDA housing programs to ensure housing stability during and after the pandemic.
Join us in telling your Members of Congress why housing is health care!  Email  or call U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Senator Rob Portman and your Member of CongressDon't forget to share your support on social media!