The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) submitted a letter supporting the “Eviction Crisis Act” – a bill that would create new tools to help end evictions – to Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The letter details how the bipartisan bill would address a range of housing concerns and challenges impacting older adults. The AARP participates in the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign’s Roundtable, an initiative bringing together approximately 90 organizations to raise awareness about the intersections of affordable housing policy and efforts in other sectors, including education, healthcare, civil rights, anti-poverty, faith-based, and LGBTQ rights sectors.
“The Eviction Crisis Act is a highly valuable response to a critical need,” said Bill Sweeney, senior vice president of government affairs at AARP. “The Eviction Crisis Act would reduce preventable evictions and mitigate eviction-related consequences by establishing an Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) to help stabilize those families and individuals facing an economic shock before it spirals into harsher, more complex consequences that ultimately require more intense housing or medical assistance.”
Read the letter here.