Federal bills would fund state/local attorneys for tenants
08/04/2020, Legislation, Housing - Evictions
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, along with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Kamala Harris, introduced HB 7847 / SB 4399 ("Housing Emergencies Lifeline Program", or "HELP"), which would provide $10 billion in federal funding for tenant representation at the state and local level, as well as create an eviction database.
Vox and the Boston Globe covered the introduction of the bill, and Rep. Pressley appeared on MSBNC to talk about it.
The NCCRC gave input on the substance of the bills.