Housing in Brief: The Case for Rental Assistance

April 24, 2020
Next City
he National League of Cities published a piece arguing that cities should use federal funds from the CARES Act to implement emergency rental assistance for tenants losing income because of the coronavirus outbreak. The protections in the CARES Act — which temporarily prevents evictions for a limited number of tenants in apartments with federally backed mortgages — are not sufficient, the authors argue.