CDC Considers Extending Eviction Protection for Renters | Paper Source Online

Published by Newsmax | March 27, 2021

The CDC announced a ban on evicting struggling renters during the pandemic last September.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget for regulatory review, which experts say indicates the administration will extend the order.

The CDC announced a ban on evicting struggling renters during the pandemic last September. More than 2,200 organizations have written to President Joe Biden urging him to extend the moratorium, including AARP, the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union.

They cited research published last December showing that evictions have led to as many as 433,700 additional coronavirus cases and 10,700 additional deaths in the U.S. between March and September.

“When people are evicted, they often move in with friends and family, and that increases your number of contacts,” Kathryn Leifheit, one of the authors on the research and a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, told CNBC last November. “If people have to enter a homeless shelter, these are indoor places that can be quite crowded.”

Almost 10 million Americans are behind on their rent payments, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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