MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor has launched an online petition urging Governor Tony Evers to issue an emergency administrative order that would ensure housing security during the corona virus crisis, by allowing people to hold off on paying their rent, mortgage, or utility bills.
“In these challenging times, when working people are focused on following government directives to protect their health, worried for their family’s safety, and anxious about their financial security, no one should have to worry about losing the roof over their heads.
“Everyone deserves to know that they are safe and secure in their homes and won’t end up on the street due to foreclosure, or failure to pay rent or utility bills, especially when we are asked to stay home to protect the safety and health of everyone in our community.
“We are calling on Governor Evers to recognize the importance of housing security, and issue an emergency administrative order declaring that no one should be required to pay their mortgage, rent, or utility bills during the Covid-19 public health crisis,” said Taylor.
Taylor’s petition is available online here: https://www.change.org/p/tony-evers-governor-evers-suspend-mortgage-rent-and-utility-payments-during-covid-19-pandemic.
More than 600 people had signed the petition by Monday.