The Biden administration extended the federal eviction moratorium until July 31st, 2021, with the objective of aiding Americans economically impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns.
The decision was supported by the CDC. In a statement, the CDC wrote, “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.” Director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed the extension on Thursday, days before the scheduled deadline on June 30th.
Following the extension, the Biden administration announced the new deadline and a set of efforts to help renters, “Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing a series of actions to help state and local governments prevent evictions and promote housing stability. The Administration is also calling for the acceleration of ERA funds to renters and landlords in need in addition to an all hands-on-deck effort by local governments, courts, community organizations, and the legal community to create alternatives to evictions.”
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