As the impacts of the Coronavirus crisis unfold, it is more clear than ever: we need to use our resources to help those most in need. Right here in Hamilton County, that means keeping people in their homes and making sure those homes are safe. Join us in calling for action at the local and federal level to get what we need.
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
- On Monday, May 4, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is holding a National Call-In day to push Congress to include funding for housing and homelessness in the next coronavirus stimulus package. See more below on how to take action.
- Sign the CUFA petition to ask our City & County leaders: Fix or Buy Out Sewer Backup Homes Now.
- Check out the People's Action People's Bailout social media toolkit for actions you can take this week using your social media to call for a bailout for the people, not corporations.
What's happening this week:
Monday, May 4: National Call-In Day on Housing and Homelessness
NLIHC and other national leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding are hosting a national call-in day on May 4 to urge Congress to include funding to meet the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and America’s lowest-income renters in the next coronavirus relief package.
Find your Members of Congress phone numbers here.
You can use this script for your call:
"I’m calling to urge you to ensure the next coronavirus relief package includes funding to meet the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and America’s lowest-income renters.
As the health and economic impacts of coronavirus becomes clear, our country’s lowest-income and most marginalized people are at the greatest risk of harm. People experiencing homelessness are vulnerable to contracting the disease, and once infected are more likely to require critical care and die from COVID-19. Resources are needed NOW to curb the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
The next coronavirus relief package must include funding to help keep America’s lowest-income renters stably housed. Congress should provide at least $100 billion for emergency rental assistance and implement a uniform national moratorium on all evictions and foreclosures.
Please tell House and Senate leadership to ensure the next Congressional relief package addresses the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and the lowest-income renters!"
***If you cannot make calls to your Members of Congress, you can send them an email using NLIHC's action page here.***
Make sure you are counted in the Census! Federal funding and how much representation we get in Congress is determined by Census results, so help CUFA spread the word about the importance of filling it out. The Census is collecting responses over the phone or online. You can fill yours out here.
Join CUFA on social media:
Be sure to check out our new Facebook group.