INSIGHT: The CARES Act could put people on the street—Here’s a solution

Law Professor Dalie Jimenez, Pamela Foohey and Christopher Odinet write, “The CARES Act contains only a few provisions that could help American families stay in their homes, and those provisions fail to adequately protect people’s living situations. It similarly provides minimal resources to help America’s homeless population. To ensure that Americans can stay-at-home and have homes to stay at, Congress must provide people with resources to make mortgage and rent payments, and to pay for electricity, gas, and water. We propose a comprehensive solution to keep Americans in their homes and otherwise sheltered, and thereby to help keep all Americans safe.”