CDC extends eviction ban through June 30 as regulators vow crackdown

Katy O'Donnell

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the federal eviction moratorium has been extended through June 30, a move that will protect millions of tenants who have struggled to make their rent payments during the coronavirus crisis.

Shortly after the CDC announcement, two key financial regulators warned that they will be “monitoring and investigating” eviction practices in light of the newly extended ban, pointing to “reports that major multistate landlords are forcing people out of their homes.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

The CDC initially released an order in September barring eviction for nonpayment of rent through the end of 2020, citing a 1944 public health law. Congress extended it in December, and the Biden administration renewed it again through March 31.

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