March 25, 2020

Congressman Neguse Supports Rental Eviction Moratorium Act, to Prohibit Evictions From Rental Housing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse today called for passage of the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act, a bill that would prohibit evictions from rental housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“This common-sense legislation will ensure that Colorado families impacted by the Coronavirus are not at risk of eviction due to financial hardships caused by business closures, reduced hours, and the wide-ranging economic effects of COVID-19,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. 

This bill prohibits landlords from initiating eviction proceedings due to a tenants' failure to pay rent or other causes. In addition, the bill sunsets 6 months after FEMA terminates the emergency declared by the President.

This bill follows legislation passed in California, New York, and cities including Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Seattle, and Philadelphia. All of which have taken up a range of housing security strategies, hoping to avoid pushing more people into homelessness during the public health crisis posed by COVID-19.