Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

June 13, 2019

The home is a crucial place in life, where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love.
-Pope Francis

Protect Families from Eviction Based on Immigration Status

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed-status” families (referring to immigration status) from living in public housing. Government assistance is currently prorated to exclude undocumented household members. This rule would force families to choose between living apart from undocumented family members or becoming homeless and could ultimately lead to the eviction of more than 100,000 people, including 55,000 children. Click here to read more from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on the proposed rule.

Every family deserves a safe place to call home. Safe, affordable housing supports the dignity and well-being of every person. Click here to be directed to NETWORK’s website where you can submit a public comment regarding this proposed rule. The deadline for public comment is July 9, 2019.

Did You Know …?
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, “The American Dream and Promise Act.” This legislation, if enacted, would provide a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders living in the United States. Thank you to everyone who sent a message to your members of Congress. There is more work to be done in the Senate. Click here to read more. We’ll keep you posted as opportunities for action arise.
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