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Coronavirus crisis drives housing advocates’ push for rent and mortgage relief

March 20, 2020 | Axios

Affordable housing advocates are calling on Congress to do more to protect the fragile housing options for low-income workers who are at heightened risk of losing their homes as the COVID-19 public health crisis drags on.

Advocates Pushing Nationwide Rent Control Protest HUD Headquarters

March 5, 2020 | Bisnow

The group, a coalition of local advocacy groups organized by Alliance for Housing Justice, released a platform that calls for a wide range of measures including national rent control, stricter regulations on private equity apartment owners and the creation of 12 million publicly funded affordable housing units.

The Growing Movement For Housing Justice

March 16, 2020 | Essence

Over 100 grassroots housing justice leaders, organizers, and advocates from across the country gathered at HUD to release the Housing Justice National Platform and hand a copy to Secretary Ben Carson’s office. The platform and action were in response to the ongoing housing crisis impacting households of all income levels across the country. 

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