Centers for Disease Control issues new ban on evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued another ban on evictions.

From CNBC:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new federal eviction moratorium on Tuesday.

The eviction ban will be targeted at areas of the country experiencing high levels of coronavirus infections and will last for 60 days until Oct. 3. The protection could cover around 90% of renters.

The CDC issues these bans because they think kicking renters out of their homes during a pandemic and forcing them to go to homeless shelters will create an even bigger COVID-19 health crisis.

I don’t understand why so many renters cannot pay rent. If they lost their jobs or their hours decreased because of the pandemic, they were eligible for enhanced federal unemployment benefits. They also received three different stimulus payments. Lastly, if renters have children, they began receiving enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments on July 15.

If renters haven’t been using this money to pay their rent, what have they used it for?

This problem isn’t going away. Even if renters vacate their rental unit and move somewhere else, they will eventually have to pay their landlords all their back rent. They signed a contract.

At least some of these renters appear to believe the government will somehow step in and cancel rent. Perhaps they haven’t paid rent because they think the government will absolve them of their legal obligations.

Centers for Disease Control issues new ban on evictions - Bent Corner

Good luck with that.

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