President Asks Congress to Extend Eviction Ban

The COVID protected program ends this weekend.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden asked Congress to extend a moratorium on evictions to protect renters and their families amid a rise in the coronavirus infection rate.  The program is set to expire this weekend.

The president also asked the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and Veterans Affairs to extend their respective eviction bans through the end of September, to protect Americans living in federally insured, single-family properties.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to leave in place the CDC’s ban on residential evictions imposed last year to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it would not extend the eviction moratorium past July 31.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they assess the president’s request to extend the stay on evictions.
  • For wisdom for federal agencies as they make policies that impact a significant portion of Americans.
  • For the American economic recovery as COVID cases rise in some parts of the country.

Sources: Reuters, Newsmax


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