Biden Administration Announces New Eviction Moratorium

Headline Roundup August 4th, 2021

On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a new two-month federal moratorium on evictions. The move follows pressure from progressives including Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who led a sit-in on the Capitol steps earlier this week to protest the expiration of the previous national eviction moratorium. 

The White House had previously claimed that a Supreme Court ruling prevented an extension, but the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now issued the new ban, citing high levels of COVID-19 transmissions. The new order applies to areas with "substantial" or "high" levels of transmissions, which as of Wednesday included roughly 80% of the nation’s counties, according to CDC data.

From the Center
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Days after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration on Tuesday issued a new, more limited freeze that remains in effect through Oct. 3.

Like the previous order, the two-month moratorium issued Tuesday comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new ban on evictions covers parts of the United States that are experiencing what the CDC calls "substantial" and "high" spread of the coronavirus.

As of Tuesday afternoon, that's the vast majority of U.S. counties.

The order, which cites the rise of the delta variant, says: "Without this Order, evictions in...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

A new member of the liberal “Squad” stepped to the forefront this week, leading a Capitol steps sit-in that forced the White House to act.

Cori Bush arrived in Congress as an heir to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now the political neophyte is coming into her own.

Bush has led a one-woman protest on the Capitol steps over the last several days that forced the eviction crisis to the top of the nation's agenda even after the House left town without taking action on the issue. Under intense pressure from the left,...

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From the Right
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ANALYSIS

The Biden administration on Tuesday buckled to pressure from liberal House Democrats and announced a limited moratorium on evictions as landlords and tenants flooded courts across the country after a comprehensive federal ban expired over the weekend.

The action will be targeted to areas of the U.S. with the highest rates of COVID-19 infections, covering 80% of the nation’s counties and 90% percent of the population.

The moratorium will last for 60 days, expiring on Oct. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Tensions between the Biden administration...

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