Waters Introduces COVID-19 Bill that Would Suspend Payments for Renters in Assisted Housing

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:45pm

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., today introduced legislation that would suspend tenant contributions toward rent for renters in assisted housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, ban evictions and foreclosures and provide monthly direct payments of up to $2,000 per eligible adult. The Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321), would also allow tribes and tribally designated housing entities to access federal homeless assistance grant funding to address homelessness on tribal lands; would provide $15 billion for Community Development Block Grant funding; would provide $1 billion for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to support small businesses and low-income communities; and approximately 40 other provisions.