Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H.R. 7301

Should Congress Establish a $100 Billion Emergency Rental Assistance Fund for Renters Affected by COVID-19?

Argument in favor

Renters are experiencing unprecedented financial pressures due to COVID-19. Consequently, many are teetering on the verge of eviction and homelessness if they cannot pay rent and utilities once eviction moratoriums expire across the country beginning in July. The federal government needs to provide assistance to help renters maintain their existing housing throughout the pandemic.

jimK's Opinion
···
06/28/2020
Yes, again help the people who are suffering by our government’s wholly inept leadership which should have brought the unmitigated spread of this disease under control in February, the people impacted by the financial consequences of the pandemic did not bring their financial difficulties about by anything that they personally did- their government brought this about. Further, the overall support of our people has been embarrassing when compared to most peer nations. Canada gave impacted citizens something like $2000.00 a month, the UK gave effected workers 70% to 80% of their normal earnings. None had to deal with uninsured health care costs. Any normal person can easily see that the easiest way to protect the economy is to insure that the people have enough funds to buy stuff- so people can feed and house themselves and producer’s have markets for their products. Instead, we allowed funds to go straight to businesses and left most everyone else to just fend for themselves, if nothing else, the pandemic is clearly highlighting structural flaws in our societal practices - it should become a driver to modernize the way we provide essential services and ensure the well being of the populace. It is time to catch up with most of the industrialized world.
Like (70)
Follow
Share
Dicr's Opinion
···
06/29/2020
We need the Human Fund. A package that takes care of people. We are suffering on too many fronts and there is no time for trickledown economics which have been proven not work anyway. We’ve done more than enough for big business in this country, the wealth gap proves that.
Like (45)
Follow
Share
larubia's Opinion
···
06/29/2020
What we need is a freeze. Just freeze all rent, mortgage, car payments until everyone can get safely back to work. Add the months lost to the backend of the loans.
Like (33)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

Local, state, and federal government spending to help renters weather the COVID-19 pandemic has already risen significantly; therefore, there is no need for this legislation. Additionally, even if additional rental assistance spending is needed, there’s no need to establish a new program to handle these funds. Moreover, this bill doesn’t even include any actual appropriations, it merely authorizes $100 billion in funding for this program that would need to be provided later.

Deidre's Opinion
···
06/29/2020
Open up the housing authority enrollment instead so an existing agency can help with temporary assistance makes more sense. They can ask for money as it is needed instead and then use what they have instead of allocating money.
Like (18)
Follow
Share
operaman's Opinion
···
06/29/2020
No! Not a wise decision. 100$Billlion is a very slippery hill to slide down searching for the next entitlement.
Like (11)
Follow
Share
Caren's Opinion
···
06/29/2020
After reading the details provided by Countable I have to say no because it sounds like each state has appropriations for this issue. Perhaps some cities and states do this better and have better ways that they are handling this to help people. On the federal level we know Congress seems to butt heads and things get held up while they each blame the other party. The fact is that homelessness has already increased. A couple months ago I heard that there were were a hundred more in our city who are now homeless. The people who have been evicted are suffering and those who cannot collect rent to pay bills also suffer. The economy needs to open up and herd immunity needs to be increased by not wearing a mask or preventing people from gathering. The virus has increased because people have been shut in, many have mandated and scared people into wearing masks and their immunity have decreased and so we have more cases of Covid. Doctors know more and seem to be treating it more effectively. Democrats and the media need to stop politicizing this and inciting fear. Like many others I believe this is all about the election, forcing mail in ballots to steal the election. Enjoy your Fourth of July celebrations because this might be our last. If Democrats get back in power we become a communist country with a dictatorship and this country ceases to exist with the constitution and freedoms the framers intended. All of the riots and tearing down statues bear that out as well as the demands by BLM. BLM prove they are domestic terrorists and this country should not negotiate with them. TRUMP 2020!! Please do not allow our elections to be stolen and save our country!!
Like (9)
Follow
Share
    Yes, again help the people who are suffering by our government’s wholly inept leadership which should have brought the unmitigated spread of this disease under control in February, the people impacted by the financial consequences of the pandemic did not bring their financial difficulties about by anything that they personally did- their government brought this about. Further, the overall support of our people has been embarrassing when compared to most peer nations. Canada gave impacted citizens something like $2000.00 a month, the UK gave effected workers 70% to 80% of their normal earnings. None had to deal with uninsured health care costs. Any normal person can easily see that the easiest way to protect the economy is to insure that the people have enough funds to buy stuff- so people can feed and house themselves and producer’s have markets for their products. Instead, we allowed funds to go straight to businesses and left most everyone else to just fend for themselves, if nothing else, the pandemic is clearly highlighting structural flaws in our societal practices - it should become a driver to modernize the way we provide essential services and ensure the well being of the populace. It is time to catch up with most of the industrialized world.
    Like (70)
    Follow
    Share
    Open up the housing authority enrollment instead so an existing agency can help with temporary assistance makes more sense. They can ask for money as it is needed instead and then use what they have instead of allocating money.
    Like (18)
    Follow
    Share
    We need the Human Fund. A package that takes care of people. We are suffering on too many fronts and there is no time for trickledown economics which have been proven not work anyway. We’ve done more than enough for big business in this country, the wealth gap proves that.
    Like (45)
    Follow
    Share
    What we need is a freeze. Just freeze all rent, mortgage, car payments until everyone can get safely back to work. Add the months lost to the backend of the loans.
    Like (33)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes. We dont need more homeless people. Unless they are thrown out of the White House!
    Like (19)
    Follow
    Share
    Renters have gotten few protections in this pandemic. They are facing huge rental price increases and non lease renewals depending on their career path.
    Like (19)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes! We need to protect each other! If renters do not receive help, we will be in more deep shit! If you can’t have compassion for these people, perhaps I can appeal to your selfishness. Use the three links I've provided so you can look at what could happen to outskirts of our large cities – YOU WILL HAVE TO SEE THIS MOST DAYS DRIVING TO WORK IF YOU LIVE IN THE SUBURBS! You will know you are partly responsible! Think about the large and medium cities by you; Washington DC, New York City, Charleston, Mimi Beach, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Olympia, Seattle, and more etc. The rich will have to see scenes like this: https://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-slum-dwellers-return-to-garib-nagar-2559565 https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/india-census-says-1-in-6-lives-in-unsanitary-slums-1.1403897 https://collections.mcny.org/Explore/Highlights/Jacob%20A.%20Riis/?gclid=CjwKCAjwxev3BRBBEiwAiB_PWKrsoSc6KqS1vYmM4zSpCJ82ma6fBv9J03BvcAKe2YPKxo-xPmP3BBoCrbEQAvD_BwE&gclid=CjwKCAjwxev3BRBBEiwAiB_PWKrsoSc6KqS1vYmM4zSpCJ82ma6fBv9J03BvcAKe2YPKxo-xPmP3BBoCrbEQAvD_BwE
    Like (16)
    Follow
    Share
    Most people struggle with rent. My parents bills for their apartment is literally the exact amount of their paycheck so they rarely have money left over.
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    The government needs to do something & this is a great idea. People who are unemployed need a lot more assistance than that paltry $1200 that some of us waited 3 months to get and some never got & millions of dead people got, BUT the problem is there is no oversight or control over where the money is going, which would give unscrupulous people such as Trump free reign to throw the money at their favorite idea- such as that stupid wall he tried using military money on.
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    During the time of multiple crises, Congress needs to do all it can to help people stay in homes, feed their families, and care for their health. Deficits and budgets are meaningless if the American people are starving, dying, and losing their homes. Please act quickly to protect renters, a large portion of whom are people of color who are already in danger of the virus and of poverty. How can this be the richest country in the world if people are losing their homes at high rates?
    Like (12)
    Follow
    Share
    Renters should have the same rights as home owners. They need help too!
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    No! Not a wise decision. 100$Billlion is a very slippery hill to slide down searching for the next entitlement.
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    Why is helping people in need a politicized question? Put yourself in the place of the people who will benefit from this fund, then answer the question and vote.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    Of course we should support having people keep their homes!!!
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    After reading the details provided by Countable I have to say no because it sounds like each state has appropriations for this issue. Perhaps some cities and states do this better and have better ways that they are handling this to help people. On the federal level we know Congress seems to butt heads and things get held up while they each blame the other party. The fact is that homelessness has already increased. A couple months ago I heard that there were were a hundred more in our city who are now homeless. The people who have been evicted are suffering and those who cannot collect rent to pay bills also suffer. The economy needs to open up and herd immunity needs to be increased by not wearing a mask or preventing people from gathering. The virus has increased because people have been shut in, many have mandated and scared people into wearing masks and their immunity have decreased and so we have more cases of Covid. Doctors know more and seem to be treating it more effectively. Democrats and the media need to stop politicizing this and inciting fear. Like many others I believe this is all about the election, forcing mail in ballots to steal the election. Enjoy your Fourth of July celebrations because this might be our last. If Democrats get back in power we become a communist country with a dictatorship and this country ceases to exist with the constitution and freedoms the framers intended. All of the riots and tearing down statues bear that out as well as the demands by BLM. BLM prove they are domestic terrorists and this country should not negotiate with them. TRUMP 2020!! Please do not allow our elections to be stolen and save our country!!
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    This is just one more example of the poor and underpaid receiving the short end of the stick during this pandemic and economic crisis. Putting people out on the street will only make this situation worse. We had billions of $ for big business bailouts which the GOP refuses to account for to the American people. It is time that the government serves those individuals truly in need.
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    Help Those Who Truly Need The Help. Nobody should be penalized by something they had no control over.
    Like (8)
    Follow
    Share
    Rent is a necessity if you cannot pay it you get evicted
    Like (8)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes let’s provide help to them!
    Like (7)
    Follow
    Share
    JimK addressed this very nicely....nothing really I can add.
    Like (7)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE