Rent and Mortgages
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 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 University Orchard, The Flatts, The Gathering, Fenzel Investments, Rodney Long Properties
Salisbury Student Housing Rent Forgiveness During COVID-19
University Orchard, The Flatts, The Gathering, Salisbury Housing, Fenzel Investments, and Rodney Long Properties are just some of the student and young professional apartment complexes serving the community of Salisbury, MD. Being that the majority of their resident bases are students with only part-time jobs, many of them no longer have any income due to the recent shelter-in-place order issued by Governor Hogan. As such, these residents do not have the means to continue to afford monthly rent payments. Most people aged 18-23 are also unable to rely on receiving any aid from the federal government's Coronoavirus stimulus package. Furthermore, the majority of residents are not even living in their apartments anymore due to all local universities moving classes online for the rest of the semester. And as for those who are still living in Salisbury, most of the amenities, facilities, and services that students are being charged for are no longer available to use. This petition is to urge Salisbury student housing complexes (along with ANY other landlord renting to university students in the area) to prioritize the needs of their residents during this worldwide pandemic by: Enacting a rent forgiveness plan until Maryland businesses have been open and operating normally for at least one month. This is to ensure that people have had enough time to work and save up for any bills. Allow residents the option to be let out of their lease early. We understand that this is not an easy decision by any means, but at a time when unemployment is on its way to be a record-high and people are worried about their and their loved ones' health, these are steps that can be taken to ease people's minds. ** If you do not live in any of the places listed on the first line of this petition, please write the name of your housing complex in the comments!! ** And remember to e-mail your properties individually!! That is the most effective way to be heard. Stay healthy, friends!
Petition to T.C. Broadnax, Eric Johnson, Adam Medrano, Ann Margolin
Help Single Parents by supporting a Transitional Housing/Shelter Community
**Please Sign and Share** Even if you are not in Dallas, TX please sign anyways. I would love to establish the nonprofit nationwide, but I have to crawl before I walk. By helping the parents in need, children in need are also being helped. The cost of living is rising in the DFW and for some, this is or will be a financial crisis. Covid19 has increased unemployment and Dallas Schools could possibly go to a mostly online curriculum for students. Where does this Leave the Single Parents? Single Parents and their children will need the Community's help through this crisis. Single Parents Empowered Inc is a nonprofit organization that wants to help Single Parents through their financial and other life obstacles. The organization is in place to help single parents build onto what skills and resources they already have by providing transitional/temporary housing for single parents and their children as well as other services such as: Counseling, case management services, tutoring, and connecting with other nonprofits for additional services needed. A Tiny home community is an option. In order to do this in a cost-efficient manner for everyone involved, we want to develop a Tiny Home Community (homes that range from 399 sq ft to 758 sq ft) just for this purpose in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Tiny Homes is a new hot topic and many city ordinances/regulations do not make it legal for a tiny home community to be established. This petition is to help show that the public is okay with making this change to city ordinances for the better good of the community. Other possible options are transitional houses or "podshare" concept where everyone is under one roof. Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/SPE.Texas GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/help-the-black-single-parent-community Too see Tiny home examples go to: https://youtu.be/koIQaDLgeU4 http://www.cabinsupercenter.com/A-501.html
Petition to Roy Cooper
NC Gov. Cooper needs to suspend all rents & mortgages during the continuing COVID19 crisis
** UPDATE 7/1/2020 ** Please read the recent Updates, posted separately & below the Petition, for fantastic news & more information! Edited Petition to reflect May's small victory. Governor Cooper, Thank you for your hard work in this time of worldwide crisis. Millions of North Carolinians will be impacted by the COVID - 19 outbreak. Most people are out of work, or have greatly reduced hours, and are UNable to make their housing payments. While evictions and foreclosures have been suspended nationwide for the time being (as President Trump stated in his COVID19 News Conference on 3/18/20) there also needs to be a total pause on mortgage and rent payments in NC., since suspending foreclosures and evictions DOES NOT wholly or SAFELY protect NC citizens from COVID19 related losses and struggles - neither now or after the crisis has abated. You enacted a Rent & Utility Moratorium on May 30, 2020, but homeowners still need mortgage protection. Since many have very little-0 income right now, current demands for mortgage payments - without any care towards homeowners (or their renters, if they have them) safety and security of having shelter during this Pandemic - is causing much undue strain and stress on NC citizens and is potentially putting them into deadly harms way. Furthermore, expected post-crisis demands of accrued payment debt(s) or penalties (when the crisis has abated) by banks/lenders and landlords, plus unfair and unliveable raises in rent (discussed below), will cause massive widespread homelessness and suffering. It will also bring forth undue and overwhelming floods of people into Assistance Agencies, which will strangle our state's assistance capabilities. Rent amounts are already way out of control (CA rent amounts in an area where min.wage is over $4 LESS, with NO % & time-limit cap to keep landlords from grossly exceeding NC's cost of living) as described on NChousing.org (check out how many hours someone has to work to afford just their rent, & the % per county of COST BURDENED citizens!). Homeowners are raising their already astronomical rents to ludicrous, UNLIVEABLE amounts to make up for their income losses due to the COVID19 crisis, in order to ensure THEY continue to have safe shelter &/or future rental income. Now is the time to ensure ALL Carolinians can "Stay Safe". We are all suffering in the same manner: loss and lack of income with little-no relief, massive delays on Unemployment claims, half-of-normal-income Unemployment payments, College/University closings/cancellations which is causing students to leave their rentals ('break their lease(s)"), plus limited number of CARES Package ("stimulus") payments to be received for each individual (ie: one-time payment vs. multiple payments) and MASSIVE DELAYS of the current CARES Package payments. No matter how you look at it, each NC citizen's income - young and old - has been drastically slashed and their lives dramatically changed. With the statewide Stay-At-Home order in effect - "HOME" (shelter) being the operative word - it is imperative we protect the people in this time of need. Govenor Cooper, we thank you for your leadership and ask that you suspend mortgage & rent payments during this continuing COVID19 crisis, with stipulation that there will be no penalties levied, or demands for accrued debt (interest; mortgage or rent payments) at any time after the crisis has abated. This will protect ALL North Carolinians. We are all in this together. Thank you.
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.