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CDC issues new eviction moratorium


People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions on July 30 in Boston. Associated Press/Photo by Michael Dwyer

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.


Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.

@kentcovington

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Big Jim

Gee Willikers how are the landlords going to pay their mortgage?!

NEWS2ME

"Housing is a Human Right"?
If that is true, then anyone should be able to come to your house and demand to live there.

NEWS2ME

The CDC has no legal right to tell people they can stay in your place for free.
Even the Supreme Court knows there are people who can't afford to continue giving free housing without problems.

NEWS2ME

People should be investigated.
I understand that many have the money but don't want to pay rent.
How long will the gov't make owners give people free housing? The banks want their money.
The gov't started something, as usual, telling people they can live rent free.
The gov't should not do that without compensating the owners. They have to pay the mortgage.