Update: Eviction Moratorium Extended Through October

On Tuesday, we published a story announcing the eviction moratorium in place since September had been allowed to lapse.

Shortly after publishing that report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it will extend the federal eviction moratorium through October 3.

President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Diane Yentel, stated the extension should allow states time to distribute the congressionally allocated $46 billion in federal emergency rental relief funds, as the White House is urging them to do.

Yentel added:

“This is a tremendous relief for millions of people who were on the cusp of losing their homes and, with them, their ability to stay safe during the pandemic.” 

For more information, please refer to the following sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/08/04/evictions-moratorium-extended/

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/03/cdc-will-extend-the-federal-eviction-moratorium-through-oct-3.html

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Ted Millar is writer and teacher. His work has been featured in myriad literary journals, including Better Than Starbucks, The Broke Bohemian, Straight Forward Poetry, Caesura, Circle Show, Cactus Heart, Third Wednesday, and The Voices Project. He is also a contributor to The Left Place blog on Substack, Liberal Nation Rising, and Medium.