“Say it ain’t so, Joe”…..The Biden Administration said Tuesday afternoon that the CDC’s rental eviction moratorium would be resurrected in some manner or form, and true to his word, later in the day the CDC announced its new eviction moratorium, which is set to expire on October, 3, 2021. According to FOX Business, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention crafted a new eviction moratorium aimed at protecting tenants in counties with “substantial and high levels of community transmission” of COVID-19. In addition, they reported that the AP says that over 90% of the U.S. population lives in these affected areas.
According to the CDC’s release:
The eviction moratorium allows additional time for rent relief to reach renters and to further increase vaccination rates. In the context of a pandemic, eviction moratoria—like quarantine, isolation, and social distancing—can be an effective public health measure utilized to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Eviction moratoria facilitate self-isolation and self-quarantine by people who become ill or who are at risk of transmitting COVID-19 by keeping people out of congregate settings and in their own homes.
This issue is far from over…The U.S. Supreme Court will undoubtedly weigh-in on the constitutionality of this latest decree. Stay tuned….