Urgent Action Needed: Tell Congress to Extend Federal Eviction Moratorium!


Urgent Action Needed: Tell Congress to Extend Federal Eviction Moratorium!

Please note: This does not affect NJ's moratorium which currently remains in place.
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From our national partner the National Low Income Housing Coalition:
The U.S. House of Representatives may vote as soon as tonight on legislation to extend the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which is set to expire TOMORROW. Without this protection, the 6.5 million renter households across the country currently behind on their rent will be at heightened risk of losing their homes – and with them, their ability to keep themselves and their families safe.

It is critical that your members of Congress hear from you NOW!

Contact your representatives and senators AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and urge them to extend the federal eviction moratorium to help keep renters stably housed as the Delta variant and COVID cases surge throughout the country.

The Biden administration announced yesterday that it will not extend the federal eviction moratorium because the Supreme Court indicated that it might invalidate the protection. Instead, President Biden urged Congress to enact legislation extending the moratorium to help keep renters housed during the pandemic.

Given the growing danger of the coronavirus Delta variant and the significant health and safety risks it poses, Congress should immediately extend the federal eviction moratorium issued by the CDC until vaccination rates increase in the lowest-income and most marginalized communities that face the greatest risk of eviction. The eviction moratorium extends vital protections to renters at risk of eviction during the pandemic, and by doing so, it has helped keep stably housed millions of people who otherwise would have been evicted.

Evictions put lives at risk and strain our already overstretched public health systems. In fact, research shows that evictions occurring between the beginning of the pandemic and the issuance of the CDC moratorium in September led to more than 400,000 additional COVID-19 cases and nearly 11,000 additional deaths.

The emergence of the Delta variant necessitates a further extension of the CDC eviction moratorium to contain the spread of the deadly disease. As stated by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on July 22, 2021, “the Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously circulating strains. It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of, and that I have seen in my 20-year career.” 

Take Action

The House may take up the legislation as soon as tonight. It is critical that Congress hears from you!

Please contact your representatives and senators NOW and urge them to quickly extend the federal eviction moratorium to help keep renters stably housed during the pandemic.

Thank you for your advocacy!

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