Governor Greg Abbott: Suspend Rent, Mortgage & Utility Payments During Coronavirus Crisis

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Peter Nicholas
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 To Governor Greg Abbott, The Texas House of Representatives, The Texas Senate and all of the Lone Star State's Senators, Congressman, Mayors and other elected officials.

COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has been classified as a global pandemic. As of March 15th, there are 68 known cases of the virus here in Texas. The CDC has recommended that gathers of more than 50 people be canceleld for the next 8 weeks. Many states have also closed down bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments.

State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mortgage payments. The choice to skip work for the sake of community health could leave them and their families unsheltered.

In order to protect the health and housing security of our community we call on Governor Abbott and our government to act now so workers won't have to make that choice. Specifically, we call for a suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for 2 full months to allow people to do what they need to in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community.

The legacy of every public official currently serving will be determined in the next few months. Across the world, Texans are known for taking care of Texans.

It's time to act now and protect the community you are sworn to serve.