CDC issues new eviction moratorium
The new 60-day eviction ban announced on Tuesday will apply to most of the country until Oct. 3. This is a reversal for the Biden administration, which allowed an earlier moratorium to lapse after it expired at the end of July, stating a Supreme Court ruling prevented another extension. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, now said it identified a legal authority for a different moratorium.
What caused the reversal? Democratic lawmakers pressured the White House to extend the moratorium in spite of the high court ruling. President Joe Biden seemed hesitant as to whether the new moratorium could withstand lawsuits about its constitutionality, yet added it “will probably give some additional time” for states and cities to release nearly $47 billion in relief for renters on the verge of eviction.
Dig deeper: Read Charissa Koh’s report in Compassion on the long-term consequences of eviction moratoriums.
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