Letter to Congress: COVID-19 Moratorium on Rents Increase

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On May 8, 2020 the Africa Faith and Justice Network sent a letter to Congress asking for a moratorium on rental increases due to the economic burdens caused by COVID-19. In the letter, AFJN notes that the Stay-at-Home orders prevent tenants from being able to locate to “where rent is cheaper,” all rental offices are not showing properties, and tenants are forced to sign lease renewals, many continuing increases or pay higher month-to-month rent with no lease agreement.

We are asking Congress to support legislation that includes:
A moratorium on lease increases for at least a year starting March 1, 2020
To read the full letter click here.

To take action and contact your representatives, click here.

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