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May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to include $11.5 billion in funding for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) in the next relief package to aid the nation’s homeless population who are experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) introduced the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020, legislation to provide critical funding to states and local governments responding to the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 23, 2020 In The News

Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) introduced legislation Monday that would provide emergency grants to help the homeless and those who work with them to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The Public Health Emergency Shelter Act would offer $15.5 billion in grants to serve homeless communities and train front line staff on disease prevention and mitigation, as well as provide hazard pay to those workers and reimburse them for their costs.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), and Grace Meng (D-NY), along with a coalition of progressive lawmakers and organizations, introduced the Housing is a Human Right Act. The legislation would authorize more than $200 billion in federal spending over 10 years for crucial housing infrastructure and reduce homelessness.

March 18, 2020 In The News

The growing push to stop evictions during the coronavirus crisis gained some big-name allies on Tuesday.

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders sent letters to two major apartment industry trade groups and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development calling for an “immediate moratorium” on rental evictions due to the widespread job loss and potential health risks of the quick spread of COVID-19.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Katie Porter (D-CA), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), wrote to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking for a moratorium on evicting renters during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 16, 2020 In The News

“Having a safe, quality, affordable home was the necessary foundation to allow me to be who I am today,” Celeste Scott, an organizer with the organization Pittsburgh United told a crowd gathered outside the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week. “I am proud of my public housing upbringing. That upbringing allows me to stand here today,” she explained.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02),  Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine M.

January 29, 2020 In The News

Progressive lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, including U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts’s 7th District, declared housing a fundamental human right and called for a new wave of investments in combatting homelessness and expanding affordable housing.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), all members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, launched the People’s Housing platform—a groundbreaking, progressive housing framework that declares housing as a fundamental human right and underscores Progressive’s commitment to tackle the affordable housing crisis.