Coronavirus Rent and Mortgage
Petition to Mayor Kate Gallego
Support adding shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness in our community.
During the past five years, more than 10,000 individuals were assisted with permanent housing by the Human Services Campus (HSC) which also leads a network of 20 coordinated entry points for single adults in the Valley. In 2019, more than 4,000 individuals accessed services at the other access points and did not come to the Human Services Campus. But even if they did, where would they sleep? One of the biggest challenges is a lack of shelter beds. And, we know that a shelter bed is among the first vital steps to connect people to services to help them off the streets. Expanded regional solutions are the ultimate goal, but we can’t wait. And neither can the 800-1000 people on the campus every day. Men and women living on the streets right now need and want help and people are dying while they wait. Sign this petition to support this critical first step in addressing homelessness in our community.
Petition to Donald J. Trump
Halt all bills until crisis is over
Small businesses and the people of the US are being bankrupt by the abrupt closures of businesses and pressure to stay in their homes, most of whom can't work due to said closures. This is being done with little to no planning of how families are going to survive. This crisis is going to bankrupt more people then it will kill. I am calling on the President of the United States to put into immediate action a suspension of ALL bills (rent, mortgage, credit cards, car loans, student loans, business loans, business lease payments etc...) for a minimum of 3 months.
Petition to Larry Hogan
To find housing relief for renters and homeowners in the State of Maryland!
The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. Governor State of Maryland 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 Dear Governor Hogan: My name is Alejandra Ivanovich and I a member of The Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee for District 11. I am the 2020 Woman of the Year for Baltimore County. I am the Leader of Amigos of Baltimore County. I am a volunteer with the Baltimore County Police Department. Most importantly I have served as a community advocate for Immigrants and victims of Domestic Violence for the past 8 years. I have been contacted by several immigrants who have lost their jobs and their main concern is that once you lift the state of emergency and stay at home order, they will be evicted. Morgan Properties for instance, sent a letter stating that in order to “secure housing” the tenant needed to commit to a $1,400 rent payment by May 1st. The immigrant community, as you know, will be the most vulnerable to the negative financial and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for a couple of reasons: They do not qualify for any aid from the government due to their legal citizenship status. Secondly, they are the ones who will ultimately be taken advantage of the most. In order to protect them, and for us not to have an overwhelming number of your constituents become homeless, I am suggesting the following housing relief program for all of the parties involve: 1. That after you lift the state of emergency in Maryland, renters and homeowners will get a 3-month grace period to make their first payment. I think this is reasonable due to the fact that most small businesses won’t recover for months and their employees won’t be guaranteed a 40-hour salary; 2. That you give renters a 12-month period to pay back their rent for the few months they couldn’t make their payments. 3. Suspend evictions or foreclosures for three months after the state of emergency is lifted. 4. Impose penalties to Landlords mortgage companies who unlawfully evict tenants or foreclose a loan during Covid-19 crisis. Again, I am concern for all families including the more vulnerable immigrant families in your state. I don’t have the financial resources to be able to help all families in need., I believe this is a reasonable proposal for relief and I am sure it will help all families in Maryland who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please let me know if you have any questions. Respectfully, Alejandra Ivanovich Español: El Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. Gobernador del Estado de Maryland. State of Maryland 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 Estimado gobernador Hogan: Mi nombre es Alejandra Ivanovich y soy miembro del Comité Central del Estado Demócrata del Condado de Baltimore para el Distrito 11. Fui nombrada la Mujer del Año 2020 para el Condado de Baltimore. Lider de Amigos of Baltimore County Y voluntaria del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Baltimore. Lo más importante es que he servido como defensor de la comunidad para inmigrantes y víctimas de violencia doméstica durante los últimos 8 años. Me han contactado muchísimos inmigrantes que han perdido sus trabajos y su principal preocupación es que una vez que se levante el estado de emergencia y también la orden de quedarse en el casa, serán desalojados. Morgan Properties, por ejemplo, envió una carta indicando que para "asegurar la vivienda", el inquilino necesitaba comprometerse con un pago de alquiler de $ 1,400 antes del 1 de mayo. La comunidad de inmigrantes, como sabe, será la más vulnerable por los efectos negativos financieros y económicos de la pandemia de COVID-19 por un par de razones: no califican para ninguna ayuda del gobierno debido a su estatus de ciudadanía legal. En segundo lugar, los inmigrantes están más propensos a ser victimas de prácticas injustas. Para protegerlos, y para que no tengamos un número abrumador de personas sin hogar, sugiero el siguiente programa de ayuda de vivienda para todas las partes involucradas: 1. Que después de levantar el estado de emergencia en Maryland, los inquilinos y propietarios de casa obtengan un período de gracia de 3 meses para realizar su primer pago. Creo que esto es razonable debido al hecho de que la mayoría de las pequeñas empresas no se recuperarán durante meses y sus empleados no tendrán garantizado un salario de 40 horas; 2. Que les dé a los inquilinos un período de 12 meses para que paguen el monto atrasado de alquiler por los pocos meses que no pudieron hacer sus pagos. 3. Que suspenda los desalojos o ejecuciones hipotecarias durante tres meses después de que se levante el estado de emergencia. 4. Imponer sanciones a las compañías hipotecarias o propietarios de casas que desalojan ilegalmente a inquilinos o excluyen un préstamo durante la crisis de Covid-19. Nuevamente, me preocupan todas las familias, incluidas las familias inmigrantes que son más vulnerables en su estado. No tengo los recursos financieros para poder ayudar a todas las familias que lo necesitan. Creo que esta es una propuesta razonable de ayuda y estoy segura de que ayudará a todas las familias en Maryland que se han visto afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19. Por favor hágame saber si tiene preguntas. Respetuosamente, Alejandra Ivanovich
Petition to Govenor Andrew Cuomo
Suspend Rent & Mortgage in New York during COVID-19
“While we all self-distance during this crisis, this is sadly just the beginning. Millions of New Yorkers have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and policies must be implemented to slow its spread. Low income families are hit the hardest as they struggle to find childcare during school closures, make due with lost wages and tips, take on additional food and medical costs and still make ends meet,” said candidate for City Council Marti Gould Cummings. “We must come together and ensure that people can safely stay in their homes and preserve their dignity for themselves and their families. Governor Cuomo has already made several hard decisions to help us and our neighbors during this time, but he must go further.” To date, New York has over 1,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than a dozen have died. PROPOSALS Prohibition of evictions, utility cutoff, and late fees for all New Yorkers whether they rent or own.Subsidizing New Yorkers who are unable to pay their rent or mortgage or lost their source of income due to the crisis.Requiring landlords, utilities, and lenders to work out payment plans for those who are unable to make their payment during the crisis. Plans should extend for 24 months after the end of the state of emergency.Providing the option for tenants to extend all leases set to expire for at least 3 months beyond the end of the state of emergency.Halting all late fees for small businesses leases for the duration of the crisis.Allowing small businesses to defer payment of property tax and sales tax for twelve months after they are permitted to re-open.Freezing rents for at least two years after the end of the state of emergency.
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
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.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
90 Day Mortgage & Rent Relief - (Commercial and Residential) - Tenant/Landlord Forgiveness
We, the People, call on our elected leaders to enact a three-month (90 Day) STOP on all payments for office leases, business leases, home rental units, business rental units, home and business mortgages, and auto loans in the form of AUTOMATIC RELIEF (no paperwork). Employers need immediate relief from commercial leases. Landlords and homeowners need immediate assistance from mortgages. Basically, tenants need relief from paying rent, and landlords need relief from paying mortgages. This Petition is providing temporary relief of all payments, through a three-month moratorium, or any other means that can provide immediate assistance to business owners, employers, homeowners, landlords, and tenants that is not a repayment loan. We are asking that all mortgages, on all commercial and residential property, be credited with three-months (3) of monthly payments, with an effective date of April 1, 2020, as a means to immediate relief without causing irreparable harm to both the landlord and the tenant. Any monies already paid will be credited towards the mortgage. We want the AUTOMATIC relief to be paid directly to the loan services companies, without any action required by the landlord and homeowner. The professionals at loan servicing companies and private lenders collect the funds by filing the forms with the government in bulk. Create a relief fund for landlords and lenders to cover the lost rental income and mortgage payments they would have received. In Spanish - En español Nosotros, el Pueblo, pedimos a nuestros líderes electos que promulguen una PARADA de tres meses (90 días) en todos los pagos de arrendamientos de oficinas, arrendamientos comerciales, unidades de alquiler de viviendas, unidades de alquiler de negocios, hipotecas de viviendas y negocios, y préstamos para automóviles en la forma de ALIVIO AUTOMÁTICO (sin papeleo). Los empleadores necesitan un alivio inmediato de los arrendamientos comerciales. Los propietarios y propietarios de viviendas necesitan asistencia inmediata de las hipotecas. Básicamente, los inquilinos necesitan ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los propietarios necesitan ayuda para pagar las hipotecas. Esta petición proporciona alivio temporal de todos los pagos, a través de una moratoria de tres meses, o cualquier otro medio que pueda proporcionar asistencia inmediata a los propietarios de negocios, empleadores, propietarios de viviendas, propietarios e inquilinos que no sea un préstamo de reembolso. Solicitamos que todas las hipotecas, en todas las propiedades comerciales y residenciales, se acrediten con tres meses (3) de pagos mensuales, con una fecha efectiva del 1 de abril de 2020, como un medio de alivio inmediato sin causar daños irreparables a ambos arrendador y el inquilino. Cualquier dinero ya pagado se acreditará a la hipoteca. Queremos que el alivio AUTOMÁTICO se pague directamente a las compañías de servicios de préstamo, sin ninguna acción requerida por el propietario y el propietario. Los profesionales de las empresas de servicios de préstamos y los prestamistas privados recaudan fondos mediante la presentación de formularios al gobierno a granel. Cree un fondo de ayuda para los propietarios y prestamistas para cubrir los ingresos de alquiler perdidos y los pagos de hipoteca que habrían recibido.
Petition to Trimark Properties, Landmark properties, Collier Companies, Piccadilly Apartments, American Campus, Union Properties, Ted Yoho, Ron Desantis, Ashley Moody, Lauren Poe, Campus First Student Living, Matchmaker Property Management, AMJ Group, Tucker Properties, Alligator Realty, Campus Realty Group, Gore-Rabell Real Estate, A Scion Community, Coastal Ridge Real Estate, L3 Campus, CMC Properties, Preiss - Your College Neighborhood, Pegasus Residential, The DeLaney Company, Emmer Development, West20 , Varsity House, Canopy Student Apartments, Oak Brook Walk Apartments, The Nook, The Niche, GoldOller Real Estate Investments, University Terrace Apartments, Madison on 20th, Bosshardt Properties
Rent Relief - University of Florida Students
Due to COVID-19, these landlords have refused to offer any rent relief and/ or changes to leases and lease renewals to University of Florida students after the University told us to leave Gainesville and go HOME. The loss of student's jobs, the economic stress that families have been put under, and the underlying uncertainties that lie ahead have made our lives turn upside down. We, as students, need help financially to get through the next couple of months. Our families need your help. The University of Florida is doing whatever they can to help students financially, but because of the amount of students at this school it is nearly impossible to help every student and/or give the amount of money that our families truly need. Landlords need to be proven morally wrong for not helping students with their rent during these trying times. Personally, I have lost my job as a local volleyball club coach in Gainesville. So, in turn I cannot help my mother pay for the majority of my rent. My mother's job is based solely on commission and the next few months to come are very uncertain for her and for her income. If we don't get the rent relief that we are seeking, we would be violating our lease and could possibly be taken to court. So, please help me and all the other students who are experiencing economic struggles get the word to these landlords and get the help we need!