The national eviction ban, which has been in place since September of 2020, has been extended by the CDC through July. What does this mean for renters?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday extended the national moratorium on evictions through the end of July and struggling renters will have a little more time before they have to worry about eviction.
The policy that has been in place for nine months and was previously slated to expire on June 30 prohibits almost all evictions for nonpayment of rent.
This, therefore, is excellent news for all renters who are still struggling to make ends meet.
The Biden administration has also extended the foreclosure moratorium for federally backed mortgages to July 31, and both policies are intended to be the final ones that renters and homeowners receive.
According to the White House, homeowners who haven’t yet taken advantage of forbearance can do so through Sept. 30, and in July, federal agencies will also offer borrowers payment reduction options that will allow them to stay in their homes.
Even though Congress has allocated $45 billion in rental assistance more than 10 million Americans remain behind on their rent.
The extensions are part of a broader initiative to help renters and homeowners hard hit by the Covid pandemic the Department of Justice is urging state and local courts to participate in anti-eviction diversion programs that can help landlords and tenants reach agreements.