COVID-19: Additional Announcements and Resources

Announcements

Coalition of Civil Rights, Consumer, Housing and Labor Groups Urge Congress to Protect Families from Financial Devastation

March 20, 2020

NFHA, the Center for Responsible Lending, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, AFL-CIO, NAACP, National Urban League, Service Employees International Union, UnidosUS and other organizations sent a letter to congressional leadership laying out financial services policy proposals that must be adopted to protect families. Click here to read the full text of the letter. Click here to read the press release.

HUD Announces Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for FHA-Backed Loans

March 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, in consultation with the Trump Administration and the Coronavirus Task Force, authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. Click here to read more.

FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages

March 18, 2020

Today, to help borrowers who are at risk of losing their home, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency. Click here to read more.

LDF Calls on the U.S. Senate to Pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 17, 2020

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) calls upon the United States Senate to immediately take up and pass this bill as a first step to helping Americans obtain much-needed support. Click here to read more.

NLIHC Provides New Resource to Guide Federal Coronavirus Response Related to Housing for Those Most in Need

March 16, 2020

The NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) launched on March 10 a new resource to guide the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic related to housing for those most in need. The DHRC is comprised of more than 850 national, state, and local organizations working to ensure complete and equitable housing recovery for people with the lowest incomes, who are often hit hardest by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover. Click here to read more.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Releases a Guide to Preventing and Addressing Social Stigma Associated with COVID-19

February 24, 2020

Federal policies and programs must not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, sex, family status or disability, and the federal government must take care to avoid actions or pronouncements that would fuel such discrimination. Among other steps it takes, the government should adopt and enforce a policy against associating COVID-19 with any particular country or nationality. Click here to read WHO’s guide to preventing and addressing COVID-19-related social stigma.

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