The Alabama and Georgia Associations of Realtors took legal motions to challenge the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium.
After the previous moratorium expired, President Biden faced pressure to extend the pause. Now, the ban on evictions will continue until October 3rd, however, the moratorium was reinstated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the public health agency, the extension will apply to counties with “substantial and high levels” of virus transmissions, which encompass 90% of American homes. The realtors’ legal filing argues that the CDC’s eviction order exceeds the agency’s power.
In June, the Supreme Court supported this notion when it made a similar ruling and voted to prohibit an extension of the previous moratorium. The justices wrote, “I agree with the District Court and the applicants that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its existing statutory authority by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium.”
In a statement, the realtor’s association wrote, “We should direct our energy toward the swift implementation of rental assistance. We do not need more uncertainty for tenants or housing providers.”
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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