CDC Extends Order Aimed at Preventing Evictions for Failure to Pay Rent through June

With the renter eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of March, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today, Monday, March 29, 2021, that it is extending an order aimed at preventing evictions through June. In a statement CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, “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.” According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey more than 8 million American households are behind on their rent. Housing groups have warned that allowing the CDC’s protection for renters to lapse would set off a tsunami of evictions. On the other hand, landlord trade groups have been opposed to the moratorium, saying that landlords need to have control of their properties.

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