UPDATED 3:53 PM PT – Friday, July 23, 2021
A federal appeals courts has said the CDC’s eviction moratorium is not legal. Judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals out of Cincinnati sided with a lower court on Friday and ruled the CDC overstepped its authority by halting nationwide evictions during the pandemic.
They notes such decisions should be made by elected representatives and not by executive branch bureaucrats. The mandate has protected tenants who have lost income due to the pandemic from being evicted from landlords and property owners due to public health reasons.
If you’ve already submitted the @CDCgov declaration form, you are protected until July 31, 2021. If you have not yet submitted the form and are having trouble paying your rent, there’s still time to get protected. Learn more. #ProtectYourHouse https://t.co/bDAQgr01Nn
— consumerfinance.gov (@CFPB) July 16, 2021
Last month, the Supreme Court rejected an emergency request from landlords to get the eviction ban lifted. Opponents argued the mandate put undue pressure on landlords, who have lost more than $13 billion a month.
The CDC recently extended its eviction ban to July 31.
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