Advocates say Trump's order is an "empty shell" that won't stop evictions and just misleads renters.
Between 10 and 40 million Americans now face the risk of eviction, according to various studies. That could cause unprecedented levels of homelessness and poverty if the GOP doesn't act.
And Republicans are still refusing to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions.
The data and analytics real estate firm Amherst projects that 28 million renters, or about 22.5% of all households, are at risk of eviction.