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National eviction moratorium will expire: 3.6M renters face being kicked out

President Joe Biden’s administration announced this week that they will allow the nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday- clearing way for evictions to begin.

Biden said his hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of the month.

The White House said President Biden would have wanted to extend it due to the spread of the delta variant. However, he called on Congress to extend the moratorium through legislation.

The moratorium was put in place put in place last September by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


“Given the recent spread of the Delta variant, including among those Americans both most likely to face evictions and lacking vaccinations, President Biden would have strongly supported a decision by the CDC to further extend this eviction moratorium to protect renters at this moment of heightened vulnerability,” the White House said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has made clear that this option is no longer available.”

The reason for the Supreme Court’s signal came from the lack of Congressional action on the matter.

As of this month around 3.6 million people in the U.S. face eviction in the next two months.



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