and Holbert, co-prime sponsors, explained SB20B-002 concerning
temporary assistance for individuals who are facing a financial hardship
due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, creating the
emergency direct assistance grant program; and transferring money to the
emergency direct assistance grant program fund, and to the housing development
grant fund, and to the eviction legal defense fund for this assistance;
and making an appropriation.
Senator Gonzales discussed the economic hardships from the pandemic and
associated anxiety about paying rent or mortgage. Senator Holbert
explained how the bill will help both tenants and landlords.