By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:40 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 18:07 BST, 1 August 2020
Nearly 12 millions Americans lost federal protections on evictions last Friday and with currently no eviction moratorium on the table from Republicans, many residents in the country have no means to pay rent for the upcoming month.
Senate Republicans unveiled a new COVID-19 relief package on Monday but did not include any mention of an eviction moratorium, to the frustration of Democrats.
'We have the power to stop the coming avalanche of evictions during this pandemic that will hit Black, brown and poor communities the worst ― and we've already waited too long to act,' Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said to the Huffington Post.
As many as 23 million renters could be evicted by the end of September
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asserted that Congress has the power to stop 'the coming avalanche of evictions' that will impact minority communities the worst
'Senate Republicans have proposed giveaways to big banks and defense contractors but almost no support to help families keep their homes,' added Warren. 'The next relief package must include my bill to extend and expand the eviction moratorium.'
Just under a third of all U.S. households