In June the State Emergency Board allocated around 5.7 million in rent assistance to Lane County. The application process will begin this Wednesday, July 15th, at 9:00am! Click here to seek assistance and find more details. More people will be eligible for this round of funding than were for the last so if you did not qualify before you may still want to check.
The passage of the recent moratorium on evictions for non-payment has given us some breathing room but we need to keep pressuring all levels of government to establish more renter protections to help ensure equal rights and housing stability to all. For more information on the moratorium here are FAQ’s in English and en Español. Please share with those in need.
We have said it before, this does not absolve us of our duty to keep advocating for each other. Renters are disproportionately members of vulnerable groups including people with disabilities and, of course, racial and ethnic minorities. Housing inequality is and has historically been rampant. As protests continue across our nation we continue to affirm the words in our mission statement that “housing rights are human rights and that affordable and accessible housing are the foundation of any strong community.”
The Springfield Eugene Tenant Association Team