The economic devastation of this pandemic is making the housing and food needs for our neighbors much worse, and is testing our definitions of who we are, and how we take care of each other.
New Census data shows that nearly 83 million Americans—one in every 4 of us—reported difficulty covering rent, mortgage and food in November. The CDC’s eviction moratorium is about to end on December 31st.
Can you imagine becoming homeless in January? During a pandemic? Is that really who we want to be?
Some in Congress are working on a COVID relief bill to make sure that families get some help, but pressure from all of us is needed to make sure it happens.
Calls to Rep. Kilmer’s office, and Senators Murray and Cantwell’s offices DO make a difference. While you’re at it, call folks you know in other states and ask them to do the same.
Tell them Congress must not leave Washington without passing COVID relief that includes rental assistance, a strong national eviction moratorium, and a boost to SNAP (food stamps) benefits.
Who do you want to be, in the face of this crisis? Do that which you can do.