Over 50% Of Americans In Support Of Freezing Mortgage And Rent Payments
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Over 50% Of Americans In Support Of Freezing Mortgage And Rent Payments

April 20, 2020
House model on top of stack of money as growth of mortgage credit, Concept of property management. Invesment and Risk Management (Photo credit: Getty Images/ Tinnakorn Jorruang)
On Friday, April 17, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced a bill that would essentially cancel rent and mortgage as the Coronavirus continues to wage its war on the nation. After unveiling the bill, a poll from Data for Progress found that 55% of Americans are in favor of the bill, with only 33% in opposition.
 
On Friday, April 17, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced a bill that would essentially cancel rent and mortgage as the Coronavirus continues to wage its war on the nationRep. Omar is proposing that with her bill, mortgage payments can be cancelled and mortgage holders will be eligible to apply to have losses covered by the a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-operated Home Lenders Relief Fund.
 
Data for Progress released its poll questioning whether the current methods of forbearance and deferrals are enough for homeowners struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Salon.
 
"We need to keep money in the pockets of working people in this country and a moratorium on rent and evictions is a major step in the right direction," said Justice Democrats executive director Alexandra Rojas. 
 
"The focus of additional COVID-19 emergency relief packages should match the scale of the crisis that millions of Americans are facing."
 

 
 
 
 
 
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