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What Would It Mean to Cancel Rent?


“We want to have a diverse economy. We don’t want to create opportunities for bottom feeders to take advantage of a crisis. We don’t need to enable that by forcing small and independent apartment owners into bankruptcy.” – David M. Dworkin

Millions of homeowners are now delaying their mortgage payments


“The numbers are big, but are going to get even bigger. We are only two mortgage payments into this crisis, and already 6% of the people paying mortgages are asking for help. Others can’t pay but haven’t asked for help yet. By May, we will have millions more unemployed and unable to pay.” – David M. Dworkin

Regulators ‘full steam ahead’ on CRA reform despite coronavirus pandemic


“Moving forward on CRA modernization now, in the light of this crisis, is breathtakingly irresponsible. I’m as strong a supporter of CRA modernization as anyone — it’s essential — but it has to be done right. And we have no idea what our communites are going to look like a year from now, or what needs they’ll have after this.” – David M. Dworkin

Op-ed: Rent strikes are bad for everyone


“Rent payments are the main source of revenue for property owners, particularly for small and mid-sized ones, who are responsible for paying a property’s monthly mortgage payment and paying essential staff and services that are more important than ever in the midst of this unprecedented public health crisis.”

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