COVID-19: Summaries of Federal Legislation

American Rescue Plan  

Legislation pending as of February 2021
  • In this document President Biden’s outlines his proposal for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief platform, including housing aid. 
  • Read more about the new COVID-19 plan: The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. This plan includes executive orders and nationwide goals for testing and vaccines, travel, and reopening schools and businesses 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

This legislation was enacted in December 2020

This Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserving jobs for American industries.

CARES Act 

The CARES Act was enacted in March 2020

Housing Alliance Fact Sheet: New Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding from the Federal Stimulus (CARES Act)