The CDC is extending its national ban on evictions through the end of June.
The CDC says preventing evictions and keeping people out of crowded settings is a key step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
The moratorium was scheduled to expire on March 31st and many experts worried a spike of evictions would occur if the ban was not extended.
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According to the Census Bureau, around 20% of renters said they couldn’t pay rent for the month of March and 33% of Black renters reported the same.
During the pandemic, at least 43 states and the District of Columbia have temporarily prohibited evictions at some point.