Relief NOW

Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Senator Cramer (R-ND) introduced the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill that will provide targeted economic relief for struggling travel-related businesses. The bill includes improvements to the Employee Retention Tax Credit and several targeted tax credits and deductions for hard-hit travel businesses and workers.

WE ALL NEED THIS BILL. (Cortez Masto, Cramer Lead Legislation to Support the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries | U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada)

Please join us for a targeted social campaign coordinated by U.S. Travel.

We are asking all travel businesses and workers to post on Twitter and Facebook so we can seize the attention of Congress and the administration to tell them we need their help!

U.S. Travel has compiled suggested messaging, sample posts, and social graphics to make it easy for all of us to send out the right message en masse. Please use their Social Guide and join us on Twitter and Facebook!


Join us in demanding Congress finish the work they started and pass, at the very least, a standalone bill that provides relief for small businesses. Time is running out—we must ACT NOW in order to secure our broader industry as much relief and protection as possible. Contact your members of Congress TODAY.

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CARES Act Assistance Underway at MIFA

Applications for CARES Act funding through the Memphis City Council Emergency Relief Program (CERP) opened recently on our website. These applications for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance are available online only at Funding is available for Memphis residents who have experienced a layoff, reduction in hours, or workplace restriction or closure due to COVID-19.

We know the need in our community is tremendous and that the pandemic has affected income for households all over Memphis, but we have not yet seen the volume of requests we anticipated. All funds must be spent by December 31. Please help us spread the word that this funding is available.

Households may be eligible for both rent/mortgage and utility assistance. The maximum amount per assistance type is $800, so a household might qualify for $1,600 in CARES Act assistance—an amount that could go a long way in helping to stabilize a family. A cutoff or eviction notice is not required to qualify for this funding, only a current bill showing a balance due.

We want to reach as many people as we can who need this assistance. Please help us spread the word by sharing the link to our application page:

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