Rep. Maloney Co-Sponsors Legislation to Provide Emergency Rental Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis and Urges the Passage of Additional Housing Relief Measures

May 11, 2020
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Following the introduction of the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement.

“Through no fault of their own, New Yorkers and Americans across the country are struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis. Our nation must implement bold solutions that do not leave tenants behind and provide tangible rent relief. That’s why I am a proud co-sponsor of the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020, which would create a $100 billion emergency rental assistance fund to help struggling renters across the country. Nobody should lose sleep worrying about how they will keep a roof over their head during a pandemic, and I will continue to fight for all provisions that can deliver meaningful housing relief to my constituents.”

 

Background:

  • In March, Rep. Maloney successfully won a moratorium on foreclosure and eviction proceedings for more than 70% of homeowners who have mortgages backed by the federal government or by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 

  • Rep. Maloney is a cosponsor of The Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020 which would suspend rent payments during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

  • The Congresswoman is also supportive of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s Ensuring Affordable Housing Security During the Coronavirus Emergency Act to suspend rent payments for everyone living in Section 8 and NYCHA housing.

 

  • At the local level, the Congresswoman has advocated and voiced her strong support of Senate Bill S8125A to suspend commercial and residential rent payments for New Yorkers financially impacted by COVID-19. The Congresswoman is also supportive of Senate Bill S8140A and Assembly Bill A10248 to establish a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program.

 

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