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Court says CDC went too far with federal eviction moratorium, but that doesn’t change much in New York

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when imposing an eviction moratorium at the federal level.

The Justice Department says it will appeal the ruling, which means there won’t be any immediate changes across the U.S., but the ban, which was extended to June from March- could be ended sooner.


In New York it won’t make much of a difference- where legislation has been passed-and-signed to extend a moratorium and foreclosure prevention measure through August.

Outside of New York, some are worried about how this decision might impact a pending housing crisis. Millions are behind on rent- to the point where some advocates wonder if they will be able to make it up without some form of cancelation.

Many of those individuals could face homelessness after if pushed through the eviction process.



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