Pelosi Statement on House Democrats’ Advocacy on Eviction Moratorium

August 3, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on House Democrats’ advocacy on extending the eviction moratorium:

“The crisis of families being evicted and put on the streets is a challenge to the conscience of the country, and Democrats’ commitment to immediately helping renters and landlords is a priority that unites our Caucus.

“House Democrats have galvanized a national movement around the eviction emergency.  I am pleased to salute Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters for her leadership in proposing and fighting for the moratorium and the funding for tenants and landlords in our legislation from the start.

“I also salute Congresswoman Cori Bush for her powerful action to keep people in their homes.  All Democrats know that inaction is not an option. 

“House Democrats stand ready to work with the Administration as they search for ways to extend the moratorium and as they urge states and localities to spend the $46.5 billion that Congress allocated.  Our sole focus must be keeping people housed and we must do so with the urgency this moment deserves.”