CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium by One Month

Regulation | June 23, 2021 | by Linda Couch

The Centers for Disease Control has extended the federal eviction moratorium, set to expire on June 30, until July 31, to give states more time to distribute as much of the $47 billion provided by Congress for the Emergency Rental Assistance program and to give more time to get vaccination rates up in some geographies.

The Centers for Disease Control has extended the federal eviction moratorium, set to expire on June 30, by a month, unitl July 31, to give states more time to distribute as much of the $47 billion provided by Congress for the Emergency Rental Assistance program and to give more time to get vaccination rates up in some geographies.

On June 22, 44 House Representatives sent a letter to the President Biden and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, urging extension of the moratorium. “Without further action, in just eight days, the CDC moratorium will expire, and millions of renters will once again face the threat of eviction. Evictions take lives and push households deeper into poverty, impacting everything from health outcomes to educational attainment. As workers and families across the country are just beginning to recoup from the trauma and economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must take all necessary action to protect them from becoming unhoused during this vulnerable time,” the letter, led by Representatives Ayana Pressley (D-MA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), and Cori Bush (D-MO), said.

New guidance from the Department of Treasury is also expected soon to help streamline the Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Read the letter from 44 House Representatives. 

Read the CDC's extension.