Housing advocates say President Donald Trump’s freeze on foreclosures and evictions by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the end of April falls woefully short of providing real help.”Far more is needed to protect the people who are at greatest risk of eviction and homelessness, which are America’s lowest-income renters, who were already struggling to pay the rent and make ends meet — even before coronavirus came to our country,” said Diane Yentel, the president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.Yentel said that the NLIHC is advocating for a national moratorium on all evictions and all foreclosures for the duration of the crisis, as well as increased federal funding for rent freezes and homeless services providers.The administration’s freeze, announced last week, applies to those with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration, which backs up affordable home loans. The Federal Housing Finance Agency also said it had ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend all foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days.The action came as many Democrats in Congress had been pressing the administration to temporarily halt evictions and foreclosures on housing owned or insured by government-backed companies.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakLet


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