We hope that you can join the Academy and the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee for this joint event examining the impact of housing and rental assistance relief programs on underserved communities.
As the public health crisis continues, minority and low-income communities are at risk of losing their housing. Congress made $46 billion available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help individuals with difficulties paying rent and utilities due to the pandemic - but states and local governments have struggled to get the money out. Recent data showed that only 11% of the program’s funds have been distributed. In addition, a nationwide eviction moratorium lapsed in August 2021.
The expert panelists will discuss:
This event is an on-the-record event open to the press.
Dr. Peter Hepburn, The Eviction Lab and Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Dr. Vincent Reina, The Housing Initiative @ UPenn and Associate Professor, UPenn
Kate Reynolds, Senior Policy Program Manager, Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute
Susan Thomas, President of the Melville Charitable Trust
Joseph P. Mitchell, Director of Strategic Initiatives & International Programs at the National Academy of Public Administration