Since the pandemic, a lot of homeowners and renters had trouble paying mortgages and rent.

The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who cannot make rent payments due to financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Note: This is expected to be the last time the eviction moratorium will be renewed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's director, Rochelle Walensky, extended the moratorium on evictions until July 31st.

 

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Originally, it was scheduled to end on June 30th. CDC officials said Thursday that this would be the final extension after t he White House acknowledged Wednesday that pandemic protection would eventually have to end. The trick to making the transition without a massive social upheaval is to find the right off-ramp.

In a letter to Biden and Walensky this week, dozens of members of Congress called for the moratorium to be extended and strengthened in some ways.

Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Jimmy Gomez of California, and Cori Bush of Missouri petitioned for an unspecified extension to allow the nearly $47 billion in emergency rental assistance included in the American Rescue Plan to reach tenants.

However, landlords who have opposed the moratorium and challenged it in court oppose its extension. In their opinion, the focus should be on speeding up the distribution of rental assistance.

In my opinion, the moratorium is a good thing for tenants who cannot pay rent due to losing income because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, I have heard stories of tenants having the money to pay rent but not doing so because of the eviction moratorium.

What are your thoughts on this?

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