For Immediate Release
Tenants Across the Country Announce They Will Not Leave Their Homes Amid the Impending Mass Eviction Crisis
WASHINGTON - On Dec 31, the CDC National Eviction Moratorium will expire putting up to 40 million renters at risk of eviction for nonpayment of rent. In response, on December 17th, mothers from across the country who are at risk of eviction will announce that they will not leave their home when eviction protections expire and urge the CDC and in-coming Biden Administration and HUD Secretary-designate Marcia Fudge to take immediate action by extending and expanding the eviction moratorium and rent and mortgage forgiveness. These tenants, supported by CPD Network affiliates and local Eviction Defense networks, will defend their homes through direct action, eviction defense and community support.
“Trump and Republican leaders decided that saving corporate America and lining their pockets is more important than the 286,000 people who lost their lives and the 40 million families who will be forced into homelessness when the eviction moratorium expires,” said Dianne Enriquez, director of campaigns for community dignity at the Center for Popular Democracy. “Our people are dying and we are calling on government officials to step up and put people over profits”
Who: Center for Popular Democracy, Organize Florida, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), CASA, Action North Carolina
What: Families from the CPD Network at risk of eviction will announce that they will not leave their homes when eviction protections expire
When: December 17, 2020
Where: New York, California, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida
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