Today Congress introduced legislation to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $15/hour by 2025. While this is an important first step, we also call on Congress to address the even more critical issue of affordable housing. https://reports.nlihc.org/oor @NLIHC
Law Center founder & ED @Mariafoscarinis will be a special guest during @skidroworg's Virtual Community Meeting on Jan 28 at 12:00 PM PST. She will be speaking about our work at the Law Center, the criminalization of homelessness, and more.
Another study using our moratorium data finds that #Eviction caused excess #covid19 deaths and will continue to do so if moratoriums are not adopted and improved. https://twitter.com/rmc031/status/1353691734627246080
Joe Biden has taken a critical step toward ending homelessness & curbing the spread of #COVID19 with the American Rescue Plan. This plan calls for $5 billion in emergency assistance to secure housing for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
"Foregoing the count means that we're going to miss a pretty crucial data point. Particularly in light of COVID, there's been widespread reports that there's an increase in unsheltered homelessness around the country." - Dennis Culhane