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If we are required to stay home, then we need a home to stay in!
On April 17, Representative Ilhan Omar introduced H.R. 6515: the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, which would enact a national rent and mortgage suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.
H.R. 6515, the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, introduced by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on April 17, calls for:
Rent payment suspension for the duration of the crisis, meaning no rent obligation, no late fees, no debts, no retaliation;
Mortgage payment suspension for the duration of the crisis, meaning no mortgage payments, no debts, and no retaliation;
Enforcement of the suspensions, including civil action against, and steep penalties for, any violators;
Relief for some property owners, conditioned on a set of critical tenant protections; and,
A buyout fund to prevent massive corporate purchases and real estate speculation, like what occurred after the 2008 crisis, and to begin a transition to social housing.
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You can read a breakdown of the bill here.
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