CDC Extends Eviction Ban

The new extension lasts until October 3.

On Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new moratorium on evictions for regions with “substantial and high levels” of the COVID-19 virus. President Biden expressed that he hopes more federal rental assistance would be distributed to those in need, as only a portion of the Congressionally-approved funds has been used. 

The future of this action remains uncertain as the Supreme Court recently prevented President Biden’s administration from extending the already existing moratorium approved by Congress. The CDC memo is likely to be challenged in court. However, the president’s administration moved forward anyway, with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki saying, “No one in America should be evicted when federal funds are available, in the hands of state and local government, to pay back rent due.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the judges who are likely to hear cases regarding the CDC extension.
  • For the president’s administration to seek God’s guidance as efforts are made to provide housing.
  • For officials of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as decisions are made regarding public health. 

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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