January 6 Update–

The Arkansas General Assembly convenes Monday. Arkansans for Stronger Communities is supporting four bills, an implied warranty of habitability and three bills affecting evictions in Arkansas. When the bills are introduced, we’ll post a new update. And we’ll be asking for your support to contact legislators and urge them to vote for the bills.

The biggest news is at the federal level. As of last week, Congress enacted legislation that extended the eviction moratorium through January 31 and gave $600 stimulus checks to most Americans, additional unemployment benefits through mid-March, and $25 billion in rent assistance. But as of today, we know that this year the Senate will have a Democratic majority, with the Vice President’s vote. This is a game changer and will undoubtedly mean more benefits for tenants.

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