The Illinois Latino Caucus stands in firm support of COVID Emergency Housing legislation

 The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus stands in solidarity and firm support of SB3066 HA-5, State Representative Delia Ramirez’s COVID Emergency Housing legislation to make sure that people at risk of eviction and foreclosure during the pandemic can stay in and keep their homes.

Communities across our state, and specifically communities of color, have suffered unprecedented health and economic hardship during the COVID pandemic. Hundreds of thousands across the state are currently at risk of homelessness, many of them in the Latino community and at the highest risks of contracting COVID.

SB 3066 HA 5 will give tenants and homeowners necessary relief by:

 creating eviction protections that include an extension of the Governor’s eviction moratorium, sealing of evictions during the COVID emergency period, and protections for those attempting to make partial payments despite economic hardship

 legislating clear guidelines for the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program that ensure the most in need, including the undocumented, will be able to access relief funds

Stopping residential foreclosures though May 2021

We call on our colleagues in the General Assembly to join us in supporting this critical legislation during this lame-duck session to prevent an eviction and foreclosure crisis that will devastate communities across our state and push families into homelessness.