COVID-19 RELIEF: Use this form to contact your legislators in Sacramento. Urge them to use the state's windfall to provide $5 billion in rent relief, which also helps small landlords. California desperately needs a Renters & Landlords Survival Fund!
Lawmakers must also extend the statewide eviction moratorium well into 2021. People need long-term protection.
By contacting your state representatives, we can help millions of Californians stay healthy and safe.
Time is running out to take action. Contact your legislators today!
We need as much support as possible to keep renters in their homes and to help struggling small landlords.
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The COVID-19 pandemic demands a crisis response
More than 140 statewide organizations in California, including Housing Is A Human Right, have sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom to demand that he suspends rent and enforces a rent stop. Collectively, our organizations represent millions of tenants who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can tenants, small businesses, and homeowners pay back rent/mortgage when we have lost work? Before the pandemic, millions of Californias already lived paycheck-to-paycheck just to pay the rent. Sign the letter to Gov. Newsom and demand that he #CANCELRENT to save millions from rent debt and potential homelessness.
The housing affordability crisis is a public health crisis
Housing Is A Human Right is the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care provider. In the United States, AHF patients have been negatively impacted by rising housing costs and gentrification. Unaffordable, unstable housing threatens their health. In response, AHF, which was founded as a housing organization for terminally ill AIDS patients, launched Housing Is A Human Right and Healthy Housing Foundation. AHF believes that housing is a human right, and that we are facing a crisis that demands urgent action.
The Eviction Defense Network (EDN) is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to protecting the right to decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing.
Serve Houses Facing Eviction:
provide consultations for a donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
provide representation in court on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay (payment plans are available