Advocacy

The latest Covid-19 policy updates, analysis and resources for housing providers and partners.

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact families’ economic and housing stability, Enterprise’s Public Policy team is working with the administration, members of Congress, community development organizations and other partners and stakeholders to ensure sufficient, equitable federal relief for renters and homeowners, affordable housing providers and small business owners. 

We provide the latest updates, analysis and resources on Covid-19’s impact on the nation’s housing security and community resilience and the federal response to the pandemic’s health and economic fallout.

Latest Updates and Analysis

The Moving Forward Act Includes Enterprise Tax Priorities

House Democrats have released the Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2, a $1.5 trillion proposal to rebuild “U.S. communities with infrastructure and innovation that is smarter, safer and made to last.” 

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One Quarter of Adults Face Housing Insecurity

In a Census survey, nearly a quarter of all adults said they missed their rent or mortgage payment last month, and/or expressed little or no confidence in their ability to afford their next housing payment.

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House Passes HEROES Act

The House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion bill the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), which includes funding for critical investments in affordable housing and community development.

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Renters Need Additional Eviction Protections

What happens beyond the temporary eviction protections? We will need relief at all levels of government – and in partnership with the private sector – to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on renter households.

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Understanding Relief for Homeowners and Renters Impacted by Covid-19

See details on federal relief measures for renters and homeowners affected by Covid-19.

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Linking Housing Challenges and Racial Disparities in Covid-19

We examine the connection between racial disparities we see in this pandemic and the longstanding housing challenges communities of color continue to face.

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What's in the CARES Act and What's Next

Our overview of the CARES Act and its provisions for affordable housing and community development.

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Webinars and Video Insights

Webinar Recording: Helping Low-Wage Earners During Covid-19

Watch this webinar about the challenges for low-wage and hourly wage earners after this immediate crisis and solutions affordable housing providers can implement. Featuring Raphael Bostic of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, with moderators Renee Lewis Glover and Shekar Narasimhan, and an introduction by Priscilla Almodovar.

Webinar Recording: Using CDBG Funds to Address Covid-19

Watch this discussion on how impacted communities can use HUD’s Community Development Block Grants to address the pandemic. 

Video: Our Housing Credit Advocacy Priorities

Sarah Brundage shares details on the legislative and regulatory proposals that will support the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit during Covid-19. Watch the video.

Webinar Recording: Covid-19 Response Advocacy

Watch an overview of the CARES Act and its provisions for affordable housing and community development.

Video: What the CARES Act Means for Affordable Housing

Marion McFadden takes us inside the CARES Act, including its affordable housing provisions — and what’s missing.

Webinar Recording: Rural and Native American Foreclosure Prevention

Watch a webinar on foreclosure prevention and the Paycheck Protection Program from our Rural and Native American team and two Indigenous Tribal Housing experts.

Get regular updates on Covid-19 and affordable housing.
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