To: Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA

Protect Tenants During Coronovirus

Renters affected by coronavirus need protections - introduce a ban on evictions and grant rent holidays

Why is this important?

In the very near future, thousands of private renters across Northern Ireland will face huge reductions in their income and be unable to pay their rent.

Being evicted during the Covid-19 crisis will mean being unable to stay safe and healthy, and not spread the virus.

The government has announced "mortgage holidays" for landlords and home-owners and Cities in the US including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have already taken action to stop evictions.

Now it's time to give renters in Northern Ireland the protections they need to keep their homes during the coronavirus crisis.

Northern Ireland, UK

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