U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new order on evictions. Brown has been calling for emergency rental assistance to keep renters in their homes. This assistance was included in the House-passed HEROES Act in May 2020.
“President Trump has finally acknowledged what Democrats have been saying for months: that our nation’s impending eviction crisis is a grave threat to families, public health, and the economy, but his executive order fails to provide the rental assistance that is also needed for renters to pay their bills and stay in their homes,” said Senator Brown. “Without emergency rental assistance renters – and their landlords – will fall further and further behind with each passing month. President Trump and Senate Republicans need to come back to the table to negotiate with Democrats in good faith to provide the assistance families need to get through this crisis – something they should have done months ago.”