Winter is approaching. Federal funding for emergency rental assistance runs dry at the end of the year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium expires Dec. 31. Nearly 1.9 million Ohioans have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began. Coronavirus infections are spiking. The state is imposing new restrictions that will drive even more people out of work.
And the U.S. Senate is still blocking legislation to help people who are facing eviction and homelessness during this pandemic.
Join housing advocates across the country for a National Call-In Day on Thursday, Nov. 19 to demand the Senate immediately pass a coronavirus relief bill that includes the essential housing and homelessness resources and protections that have already cleared the U.S. House.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is a key player in bipartisan negotiations for economic relief.
Please take a moment to call Sen. Portman's office to urge him to support inclusion of Sen. Sherrod Brown's (D-OH) Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act in the next coronavirus relief bill.