Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined 42 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to include $100 billion for emergency rental and mortgage assistance in the next stimulus package. This provision passed the House as part of the Heroes Act and the standalone Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act, but was not included in the Senate’s HEALS Act. To read the letter, click here.
“Families in the 39th District and across the country are struggling to make ends meet. No person should have to choose between putting food on the table or paying rent,” said Rep. Cisneros. “The House has already passed two bills that include rent and mortgage relief, but the Senate hasn’t acted on either one. I join my colleagues in strongly urging House and Senate leadership to include emergency rental and mortgage assistance in the next stimulus package.”
A survey by the U.S. Census Bureau found that 24 million people in the United States worry they might not make next month’s rent payment, including nearly half of Black and Latino renters.
On May 15th, Rep. Cisneros voted to pass the Heroes Act which includes $175 billion in new support to assist renters and homeowners make monthly rent, mortgage and utility payments and other housing-related costs.
On June 29th, Rep. Cisneros voted to pass the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act, a bill he cosponsored, which addresses the dire housing needs arising due to the pandemic and provides relief to renters, landlords, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness.
This article was released by the Office of Representative Gil Cisneros.