Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban
This month, the U.S. District Court struck down a nationwide eviction moratorium, calling it unlawful, which applies nationwide. The eviction ban was originally put in place last year by the Trump administration using public health powers granted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during health emergencies. The ban was most recently extended by President Biden through June 30. This ruling could affect tenants who are struggling to pay rent during the pandemic.
“It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic. The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.” – U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the District of Columbia
To learn more about what this decision could mean for tenants longterm, we encourage you to read this New York Times article.