Following last week’s rent strikes across the country, decisionmakers are considering what the policy outcomes of tenant organizing during the pandemic could look like. Last month, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced a bill that would cancel rent, transfer mortgages to the federal government, and allow landlords to regain rent costs if they agree to a new regulatory program that includes a rent freeze and no back payments. This week, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bill that would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance, and Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) recently proposed that the Emergency Solutions Grants program distribute $100 billion in short-term rent and utilities payment assistance to low-income households. As lawmakers and advocates explore paths forward, some supporters of rent strikes say that rental assistance proposals are not counter to their goals. “Our members have been approaching it as ‘yes and’.… The only way it seems to get the relief that all our members would need would be through canceling rent. If there is any [direct] relief they would prefer it goes to basic necessities, instead of going to rent,” said Ariana Feldman, communications organizer for Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia in Minneapolis, Minnesota.