The CDC which can’t get much right since the China coronavirus came to the States believes it has the right to extend eviction moratoriums due to the pandemic.
The CDC has decided to extend the moratorium on evictions due to the China coronavirus pandemic. According to the CDC website:
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021 is now extended through June 30, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. 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 Washington Examiner wrote:
The eviction moratorium, first implemented by the Trump administration last September, was set to expire on Wednesday. Its aim was to prevent people who have suffered financially from resorting to living in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, where COVID-19 can spread more easily from person to person.
The income cap for renters who qualify for coverage under the ban is $99,000, or $198,000 if a couple files taxes together. The renter must also offer “a completed and signed copy of a declaration” to their landlord that they are unable to pay their rent, and eviction could result in their becoming homeless.
A federal judge noted the following about the ruling:
“The federal government cannot say that it has ever before invoked its power over interstate commerce to impose a residential eviction moratorium,” Judge John Barker, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, wrote in his ruling. “The federal government has not claimed such a power at any point during our nation’s history until last year.”
The CDC has messed up nearly everything it has touched since this pandemic occurred but they still somehow believe they can regulate how long renters who aren’t paying rent can remain in the premise they aren’t paying on. To hell with the landlords.