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Bill Would Create Emergency Assistance Fund to Assist in Housing Crises

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:45AM

Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, today introduced the Eviction Crisis Act, a bill to create an Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) that would help extremely low-income households overcome a short-term crisis in housing stability. The EAF would function as a competitive grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with state and local governments as eligible grantees.

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