CDC extends eviction moratorium through July

Source: Pam Fessler, NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended a moratorium on evictions until the end of July. The ban had been set to expire next week, raising concerns that there could be a flood of evictions with some seven million tenants currently behind on their rent.

The White House says it is encouraging state and local courts to adopt anti-eviction diversion programs to help delinquent tenants stay housed and avoid legal action.  The federal government will also try to speed up distribution of tens of billions of dollars in emergency rental assistance that's available but has yet to be spent.

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