Supreme Court Allows Eviction Moratorium to Remain in Place
Updated: Jul 1, 2021
On Tuesday, a divided Supreme Court voted to deny a request to end the CDC’s eviction moratorium.
The final vote was 5-4 in favor of maintaining the moratorium with Justices Gorsuch, Alito, Barrett and Thomas voting against.
The moratorium, which is currently set to expire on July 31, prevents landlords from evicting certain tenants who are unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just last week, the CDC announced an extension of the eviction moratorium by 30 days until July 31st, saying that this should be the “final” extension.
Several dozen Congress members have written to President Biden and Walensky asking for an extension of the moratorium saying that ending the assistance too abruptly would disproportionately hurt low-income communities.
Landlords have long argued against the eviction moratorium and were behind the court challenge saying that the focus should be on distribution of rental assistance funds instead.
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