(ReliableNews.org) – Helping the American people weather the COVID-19 economic storm is a top priority for Congress and President Donald Trump. The commander in chief is already relieving the financial burden on people while lawmakers debate further aid. During the March 18th briefing, Trump announced immediate relief for renters and homeowners.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is suspending all evictions and foreclosures on any housing the agency backs through the end of April.
BREAKING: President Trump says HUD is "suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 18, 2020
HUD, overseen by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, provides housing to low-income Americans. The president said he’s “working very closely” with the doctor to help people make it through this tough time.
President Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act.
According to FEMA's website,
The DPA is the primary source of Presidential authorities to expedite & expand the supply of resources from U.S. industrial base to support military, energy, space & homeland security program
— FOX19 NOW (@FOX19) March 18, 2020
At the time of Trump’s announcement, there were more than 7,600 confirmed cases of the virus in the US. Of that number, 117 have died. At a time when Americans are worrying about their health, the financial burden he’s lifting from many is a huge relief.
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