The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has thrown a nationwide moratorium on the eviction of a federal judge, giving it a push The Americans beat him financially By the coronavirus epidemic
U.S. District Judge Debbie Friedrich said Wednesday in Washington, D.C., that the “simple language” of a federal law called the Public Health Services Act, which regulates the response to the spread of infectious diseases such as COVD-19, blocked the CDC’s stay.
The National Association of Realtors welcomed the judge’s decision, saying it was a better solution to pay tenants rent, taxes and utility bills.
“With the protection of rental assistance, strengthening the economy and lowering the unemployment rate, blankets, there is no need to continue the nationwide eviction ban,” the group said.
As part of a $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Earlier this year, the U.S. Congress provided 30 30 billion in rent and housing assistance for people at risk of eviction or risk.
Friedrich’s decision, which the U.S. government could appeal, provided temporary relief by fighting tenants and vacancies that were harmful to landlords. The moratorium was due to be suspended on June 30.
The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Reuters News Service.
At least 43 states and Washington, D.C., have made their own temporary stops in residential or business evictions during the United States. Cavid-19 crisisAlthough the protections are far from uniform.
A separate eviction and Foreclosure moratorium The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is ending June 30 for federally funded housing.
The CDC’s suspension was issued last September during the administration of former President Donald Trump, and was recently extended three times in March under the administration of President Joe Biden.
It covered tenants who expected less than 000 99,000 per year, or 198 198,000 for joint filers, or who reported no income, or received incentive checks.
Tenants must swear that they are doing their best to pay partial rent, and the eviction will leave them homeless or force them to live in a “lucky” place.
The zamindari and real estate trade groups who challenged the suspension in court said the CDC did not have the power to enforce it, and illegally deprived the tenants of the right to deal with the offender.
Trump-appointed Friedrich said Congress was “unequivocally” convinced that the CDC would be empowered to fight COVD-19 through various measures, such as quarantines, but not a moratorium.
“The court recognized that the COVD-19 epidemic is a serious public health crisis that presents an unprecedented challenge for public health officials and the nation as a whole,” Friedrich wrote.
“The epidemic has triggered a difficult policy decision that has had huge consequences for the real world. A nationwide moratorium on evictions is a similar decision. ”
Other courts have been divided over the stay, with some claiming to have overstepped the authority of the CDC, although no one has formally blocked its implementation.
According to the White House, one in five tenants fell behind as of January, and UDS agencies put the figure at between 4 million and 4 million. 8.8 million adults Their rent is behind
The National Association of Realtors told the Beadon administration in January that 40 million Americans would lag behind in rent by 2020, with payments of 70 70 billion missing.