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Call on Congress to enact the bipartisan Eviction Crisis Act, send a letter!

On December 12, 2019, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH), along with Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Eviction Crisis Act, which would create new tools to help end the nation’s continuing eviction epidemic. The new legislation will improve data to better understand the national eviction crisis and expand support for efforts that reduce preventable evictions and limit the devastation to families when eviction is unavoidable.  Among various other promising provisions, the legislation includes the creation of an Emergency Assistance Fund that would provide direct financial assistance and stability services to help the lowest income households overcome an unforeseen economic shock (e.g., broken-down car, unreimbursed medical bill, etc.) that threatens their housing stability. 

Send a letter to Maine’s Congressional delegation. 

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Call on Congress to enact the bipartisan Family Stability & Opportunity Vouchers Act, send a letter!

On December 18, 2019, Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, which would create an additional 500,000 housing vouchers specifically designed for low-income families with young children to expand their access to neighborhoods of opportunity with high-performing schools, strong job prospects, and other resources.  This legislation could largely eliminate homelessness among families with young children, as well as substantially reduce the number of children growing up in areas of concentrated poverty.

Send a letter to Maine’s Congressional delegation. 

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Ask Maine’s Congressional delegation to protect programs that help Mainers grow and thrive:

Contact Senator Angus King.

Contact Senator Susan Collins.

Contact Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.

Contact Congressman Jared Golden. 

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