Ilhan Omar, the Democrat representative from Minnesota, called for rent and mortgage cancellation, during the pandemic.
“Evicting millions of people during a pandemic would be a moral outrage,” wrote Omar on Twitter. “Cancel rent and mortgage payments now.”
She was commenting on a CNN article about a potential wave of evictions facing the nation in January, after the expiration of a CDC order which determined that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC order went into effect on September 4th nationwide and would expire on December 31st.
In order for a tenant to qualify for the temporary relief, they need to sign a personal declaration to their landlord asserting that they meet specific requirements, including that they earn less than $100,000 a year, have experienced a significant loss of income, and have made their best effort to find rental assistance and pay their rent.
Evicting millions of people during a pandemic would be a moral outrage.
Cancel rent and mortgage payments now.https://t.co/XIggUrRQvz
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 19, 2020