Congressman Gomez Hails New White House Eviction Moratorium Order
Washington, August 3, 2021
WASHINGTON -- In response to today's White House announcement that new guidance will be issued to ban evictions in counties with high COVID-19 transmission rates, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement:
"Today, the Biden administration answered our call to provide a lifeline to millions of Americans at risk of eviction. This new executive order represents the degree of empathy and responsiveness that this national health emergency demands. But with only $3 billion of the over $46 billion in federal COVID-19 relief distributed to date, we need to continue working with local and state governments to ensure all of the funds Congress allocated reaches our constituents. While my House Democratic colleagues work to secure sustainable housing solutions for the most vulnerable among us, I'd like to extend my appreciation to President Biden for helping us pursue every available option to keep our constituents healthy and in their homes."
On July 31, 2021, Rep. Gomez, along with Reps. Pressley, Bush, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Jayapal, and Bowman sent a letter reiterating their ongoing calls for President Biden and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky to extend the federal eviction moratorium and prevent the historic and deadly wave of evictions that would occur if the government fails to do so.