Biden authorities extends nationwide eviction moratorium for an additional 30 days

President Joe Biden’s administration has extended the nationwide eviction moratorium for an additional 30 days to help tenants who have been unable to make their rent payments due to the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced that the moratorium would be extended from June 30 to July 31.

The extension comes in the same week in which Dozens of members of Congress wrote to Biden and Walensky calling for the moratorium not only to be extended but also to be strengthened.

“The impact of the federal moratorium should not be underestimated, and the need to strengthen and expand it is an urgent matter of health, race and economic justice,” the letter said. Led by Democratic MPs Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Jimmy Gomez (California) and Cori Bush (Mo.), called for an unspecified extension to allow the emergency aid for rent of almost $ 47 billion included in the American rescue plan Reach tenants.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden “Remains focused on ensuring that Americans who get into trouble through no fault of their own have an exit when it ends.” Yesterday she said the moratorium was “always intended to be temporary”.

Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie from New York.

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