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Rent and Mortgages

105 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

United States Congress Must Act Now: Suspend All Rents & Mortgages due to COVID19 Crisis

澳门皇冠手机网站Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your hard work in this time of worldwide crisis. Millions of Americans are being critically impacted where HOME SAFETY is concerned, by the deadly COVID19 virus outbreak. Most people are still out of work, or have greatly reduced hours, and are UNable to make their housing payments. To lose one's home is in direct conflict with the continuing 'Stay HOME - Stay Safe'' way of current life. Without a nationwide Moratorium in effect to protect Americans from losing their homes, most citizens are in serious danger during this COVID19 crisis. We implore you to enact a nationwide United States COVID-19 Housing Moratorium to protect all American citizens, not just from losing their safety - their homes - but also from the gougers who have been preying on them and putting them in danger during this time of national crisis, and who will continue to do so after it is over.  President Trump stated in his News Conference on 3/18/20 that evictions and foreclosures have been temporarily suspended nationwide. However: that is not the case now. Due to the phase-reopening of the states and subsequent swift resurgence of the deadly COVID19 virus across the nation, and the detrimental residual effects on American citizens financially during the initial surge of COVID19 plus the subsequent nationwide lockdowns, the majority of Americans are now at high risk. There needs to be a Moratorium for a total pause on mortgage and rent payments, which includes stipulation that there be NO PENALTIES, INTEREST or LATE FEES after the crisis has abated. American citizens and their housing must be wholly and SAFELY protected from COVID19 related losses and struggles, and protected from being gouged by their landlords, and/or their mortgage holders/banks and insurance companies, both now and after the crisis. Since many citizens still have very little-0 income, the current flood of demands for rent or mortgage payments, without any care towards the homeowners or renters safety and security of having shelter during this Pandemic, is causing much undue strain and stress on American citizens and potentially putting them into harms way. Furthermore, expected POST-crisis gouging and demands of accrued payment debt(s) or penalties by banks/lenders and landlords, plus current unfair and unliveable raises in rent (discussed below) and/or evictions/threats, will cause massive widespread homelessness and suffering. It will also bring forth undue and overwhelming floods of people into Assistance Agencies, which will strangle our nation's assistance capabilities. Rent amounts are already way out of control across our Nation, especially in states which have no rent control law(s), or similar, in place. Homeowners are raising their already astronomical rents to ludicrous, UNLIVEABLE amounts to make up for their income losses due to the COVID19 crisis, in order to ensure THEY can continue to make their payments and continue to have safe shelter in their own homes - &/or not lose their rental property so they have future rental income. Additionally, a lot of landlords are evicting those who cannot pay (thanks to COVID19 causing drastic loss of income) in favor of acquiring new tenants who can. Not to mention the fact that a lot of landlords have been losing their rental homes and therefore their renters are ending up on the street. We ALL need your help. In conclusion, NOW is the time to ensure ALL America's citizens can "Stay Safe". We are ALL suffering in the same manner: loss and lack of income with little-no relief, massive delays on Unemployment claims, half-of-normal-income Unemployment payments, College/University closings/cancellations which is causing students to leave their rentals ('break their lease(s)"), plus limited number of CARES Package ("stimulus") payments to be received for each individual (ie: one-time payment vs. multiple payments) and MASSIVE DELAYS of the current CARES Package  payments. To say nothing of those adults who are severely struggling because they did not, nor will they ever, receive their CARES payment - even though their caretaker also did not receive the extra CARES payment for claiming an disabled adult dependant.  No matter how you look at it, each American citizen - whether homeowner or tenant, disabled or able, poor or rich, young or old - has suffered from drastically slashed income with little or no help, and their lives have dramatically, severely and detrimentally changed. With a nationwide Stay-Safe Stay-At-Home way of life in effect for the most part during this crisis - "HOME" (shelter) being the operative word - it is imperative you protect ALL of your constituents in this time of need.  Ladies and gentlemen, we thank you for your leadership. America is now suffering as never before. We ask that you be on our side and protect us during this crisis so we CAN stay-home and stay-safe. Please immediately enact a United States COVID-19 Housing Moratorium to: suspend mortgage & rent payments nationwide during the continuing COVID19 crisis, with the  stipulation of: no penalties levied, or demands for accrued debt (interest; mortgage payments, homeowners or renters insurance payments, or rent payments), with immediate effect, covering any and all COVID19 related financial diffculties beginning from Feb 2020 and continuing after the crisis has abated, to cover any and all debt accrued during the COVID19 crisis. This will protect ALL United States citizens. We are all in this together: "United we stand..". Thank you, and God bless these United States Of America. 

Angel Kristine
19 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Roy Cooper

NC Gov. Cooper needs to suspend all rents & mortgages during the continuing COVID19 crisis

澳门皇冠手机网站** UPDATE 7/1/2020 ** Please read the recent Updates, posted separately & below the Petition, for fantastic news & more information! Edited Petition to reflect May's small victory.  Governor Cooper, Thank you for your hard work in this time of worldwide crisis. Millions of North Carolinians will be impacted by the COVID - 19 outbreak. Most people are out of work, or have greatly reduced hours, and are UNable to make their housing payments. While evictions and foreclosures have been suspended nationwide for the time being (as President Trump stated in his COVID19 News Conference on 3/18/20) there also needs to be a total pause on mortgage and rent payments in NC., since suspending foreclosures and evictions DOES NOT wholly or SAFELY protect NC citizens from COVID19 related losses and struggles - neither now or after the crisis has abated. You enacted a Rent & Utility Moratorium on May 30, 2020, but homeowners still need mortgage protection. Since many have very little-0 income right now, current demands for mortgage payments - without any care towards homeowners (or their renters, if they have them) safety and security of having shelter during this Pandemic - is causing much undue strain and stress on NC citizens and is potentially putting them into deadly harms way.  Furthermore, expected post-crisis demands of accrued payment debt(s) or penalties (when the crisis has abated) by banks/lenders and landlords, plus unfair and unliveable raises in rent (discussed below), will cause massive widespread homelessness and suffering. It will also bring forth undue and overwhelming floods of people into Assistance Agencies, which will strangle our state's assistance capabilities. Rent amounts are already way out of control (CA rent amounts in an area where min.wage is over $4 LESS, with NO % & time-limit cap to keep landlords from grossly exceeding NC's cost of living) as described on NChousing.org (check out how many hours someone has to work to afford just their rent, & the % per county of COST BURDENED citizens!).  Homeowners are raising their already astronomical rents to ludicrous, UNLIVEABLE amounts to make up for their income losses due to the COVID19 crisis, in order to ensure THEY continue to have safe shelter &/or future rental income. Now is the time to ensure ALL Carolinians can "Stay Safe". We are all suffering in the same manner: loss and lack of income with little-no relief, massive delays on Unemployment claims, half-of-normal-income Unemployment payments, College/University closings/cancellations which is causing students to leave their rentals ('break their lease(s)"), plus limited number of CARES Package ("stimulus") payments to be received for each individual (ie: one-time payment vs. multiple payments) and MASSIVE DELAYS of the current CARES Package  payments.  No matter how you look at it, each NC citizen's income - young and old - has been drastically slashed and their lives dramatically changed. With the statewide Stay-At-Home order in effect - "HOME" (shelter) being the operative word - it is imperative we protect the people in this time of need.  Govenor Cooper, we thank you for your leadership and ask that you suspend mortgage & rent payments during this continuing COVID19 crisis, with stipulation that there will be no penalties levied, or demands for accrued debt (interest; mortgage or rent payments) at any time after the crisis has abated. This will protect ALL North Carolinians. We are all in this together. Thank you. 

Angel Kristine
1,168 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew M. Cuomo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerrold Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, Phillip M. Boyle, Brian P. Kavanagh

NYC Landlords Unite! Demand Property Tax Relief For Struggling Landlords.

 This has been kicked around informally.. but we don't see any unified approach on the landlord side against tenants not paying their rent. We all know that there are tenants that can pay their rent, many of whom are getting severance, all of whom are getting stimulus checks and increased unemployment. They aren't paying, because govt encourages that behavior. A responsible landlord can and will work something out with the tenant, but the govt doesn't give the landlord any tools to do so.. instead, they align with the tenants and that becomes a blanket rule, so any tenants that can pay, now won't. Completely disgusting behavior, not to mention illegal and unconstitutional. Go read up on Amendment 5 and 14.. what happened to due process? Property Tax Relief We organize a movement to strike against taxes (all property owners included). The sheer threat will put fear in them. Taxes are what pays for politicians salaries, any/all programs and housing for those that can't afford. If they don't choose to pay ANY rent, then why should we pay taxes? There are a myriad of alternatives that can be proposed.. yet not ONE of them is on the table. Their agenda from day 1 (regardless of pandemic) was to take from the property owners. Look at what that Ilham Omar is proposing.. rent foregiveness for 1 yr. If you dare attempt to collect from the relief fund, you have to give your tenant 10% equity in your property. How is this even being proposed? It's absolutely ludicrous. The Ripple Effect:Landlords are trying to save money by letting go of they're workforce to survive. Maintinence is slowing down causing unhabitable conditions for tenants, simply because the landlord has no money to fix the issues. NYC Landlords Unite  www.nyclandlordsunite.com     

Garold Wilder
9,106 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Ithaca Common Council, Mayor Svante Myrick, Ithaca City Legislature, Aaron Levine

COVID-19: Ithaca Rent Freeze Now!

We, the undersigned residents, are left in dire need by the COVID-19 outbreak. With home quarantines spreading across the country, both for recovery and as a precaution, we are reminded of the necessity and fragility of housing. That fragility leaves Ithaca’s renting population in a state of emergency. Cornell University and Ithaca College, institutions responsible for most of our college town’s service-sector economy, have closed and swiftly booted out their student populations. Businesses, in turn, are closing and leaving their already struggling workers out on the street. Money has ceased its flow into the pockets of Ithaca’s most vulnerable — and we need immediate action to stop it from bleeding out.  Economic disruption of any kind harms the low-income and already vulnerable members of our community, and this outbreak is no different. Job losses, reduction of hours, and unstable work schedules are all either here or coming in the near future. We write to you, those in the highest positions of power, to help our current and future predicament. The New York State moratorium on evictions was a good place to start. But with massive job losses already beginning now, how can we be expected to retroactively pay our rent when this crisis is over? We demand that Ithaca rents be frozen by city legislative action immediately until the COVID-19 crisis passes. That is, until there are tests that show this is no longer a threat posed to all of our communities.  With all the power of the people. 

Genevieve Rand
5,029 supporters