Extend & Improve the Eviction Moratorium

Extend & Improve the Eviction Moratorium

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Honolulu Tenants Union started this petition to Governor David Ige

The eviction moratorium is set to expire on August 6, 2021! Use this petition to take action and urge Governor Ige to extend and improve the eviction moratorium. Hawai'i families need relief now -- not after the economy recovers, not after the pandemic is over, and certainly not after it's too late to turn back.

When you sign this petition you are reminding Governor Ige that thousands of Hawai'i families were already struggling with high housing costs pre-pandemic. In addition to extending the eviction moratorium, because many landlords are not accepting relief, families should be paid rent relief directly, and taxes will recoup the money from those who do not need it.

COVID numbers are also spiking again and are higher now than they were at the same time last year.

Results from an August 2020 University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) survey suggested that 11,157 households statewide were behind on rent.  The National Equity Atlas suggests that number is closer to 16,000 now. Millions of dollars are at the disposal of those in "power" -- the economic recovery of Hawai'i goes hand-in-hand with the ability of its people to recover. A total of $366 million in federal funding was provided to Hawai'i specifically for Emergency Rental Assistance. We should not have to beg for help to keep a roof over our heads.

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At 1,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!