Obstacles to housing affordability have been exacerbated by the coronavirus and will require government assistance to help Americans weather the pandemic, lawmakers and experts said Tuesday.

“We’ve had a moratorium on eviction, but lots of people fall through those cracks,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), the top Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

“And even at the end of the moratorium, if that’s the end of December, whenever it is, people will owe six or seven months of rent they can’t pay because they didn’t get unemployment,” he added during remarks at The Hill’s “Building the Dream: The Housing Affordability Agenda” event.

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