CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium for Final Time

3.2 million Americans fear eviction in the near future. 

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it would be extending protections for renters for one final month. The eviction moratorium was put into place amid the COVID-19 pandemic that wiped out over 7 million jobs and, as of March of this year, saw 6.4 million households fall behind on rent payments. Landlords will not be allowed to begin eviction proceedings until after July 31. 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development reported on June 7 that about 3.2 million people expect to face eviction in the next two months. President Biden has called for a multi-agency effort to prevent as many evictions as possible to avoid a major homelessness crisis. This is the last time the program will be extended, as the CDC clearly stated, “this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God’s provision for those who are behind in housing payments. 
  • For the CDC as they wind down the programs put in place during the pandemic.
  • That officials in the Department of Housing and Urban Development would be discerning and effective in implementing projects for housing. 

Sources: AP, NPR, Fox News


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