Washington, D.C. – The country has turned the corner on COVID-19, given widespread vaccine availability and $4 trillion dollars of economic relief, which has helped millions of families by buoying rent payments and stabilizing the economy.
The continuation of a nationwide, one-size-fits-all, federal eviction moratorium is out of step with the significant progress made in controlling COVID-19 and restoring the economy. Instead of this blanket federal policy, this pandemic has already shown that targeted, efficient relief works. Notably, in a statement announcing the extension, the CDC has indicated that this extension will be the last.
As we transition away from unsustainable moratoriums, we remain committed to implementing workable solutions for renters facing housing instability and helping the country recover. NMHC looks forward to working with the Administration on proactive, comprehensive solutions and highlighting the efforts our members have undertaken over the last year to support and assist their residents.
Earlier this month NMHC released industry principles that offer proactive and practical steps housing providers can take to work hand-in-hand with residents and demonstrate the good faith with which property owners and managers have supported their residents.
NMHC looks forward to working with policymakers to address the serious housing affordability problems our nation faces with an eye towards improving housing equity and opportunity for all Americans.
Based in Washington, D.C., the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the leadership of the apartment industry. We bring together the prominent owners, managers and developers who help create thriving communities by providing apartment homes for 40 million Americans, contributing $3.4 trillion annually to the economy. NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enables both members and the communities they help build to thrive. For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.