Rent cancellation matches the scope of the economic catastrophe ordinary households face. It is needed to ensure people can stay in their homes after eviction moratoriums end. Universal rent cancellation immediately and effectively reaches a huge swath of people, including those especially at risk of homelessness: people who are informally employed; lack a bank account or permanent address; or are undocumented.
This is a model ordinance for cancellation of rent and mortgages. It is written for a local jurisdiction, such as a city or county. If you would like to request an editable copy of the ordinance, along with additional legal information, please fill out our contact form.