Rent eviction moratorium ends

Joe Biden, Congress

Eviction moratorium ended on Saturday. $47bn had been approved in federal housing aid.

Where: United States

The Facts

The federal freeze on evictions enacted last year expired Saturday after Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month.

The moratorium was put in place by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September 2020.

Congress had approved nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to states during the pandemic.

A day before the ban was set to expire, Biden asked local governments to “take all possible steps” to disburse the allocated funds.

In a statement on Friday, President Biden stated, “There can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged House Democrats to check how the money allocated had been distributed.

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