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Two days before it was set to expire, on Monday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the ban on evictions through June 30 to help struggling renters.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden extended the eviction moratorium through the end of March as part of his pandemic relief measures. Given that the CDC oversaw the extension, administration officials said any further extensions would be weighed along with public health concerns, and since the pandemic is still ongoing, and to provide relief to those who cannot afford to pay rent, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension on the ban for three more months.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. 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,” a CDC statement said.
Individuals who earn under $99,000 a year and couples who make under $198,000 a year and are unable to pay full rent due to substantial losses of income are eligible for the moratorium.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics