White House announces its Eviction Prevention Efforts

White House, Jen Psaki, CDC, Janet Yellen, Nancy Pelosi

Landlords asked to seek Rental Assistance. Biden calls on States for moratorium extension.

Where: United States

The Facts

On August 2nd, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki released a statement announcing the Biden admin’s eviction prevention efforts following the expiry of the CDC’s rent eviction moratorium last week.

According to the statement, President Biden called on all US States and localities to extend the rent eviction moratorium for two months.

Additionally, the President asked landlords to pause evictions and instead seek Emergency Rental Assistance in the case of rent payment delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress had approved the allocation of $46.5 billion federal housing aid for States and localities to prevent evictions during the pandemic.

Psaki stated, “As the Administration made clear last week, there is no excuse for any State or locality not to promptly deploy the resources that Congress appropriated to meet the critical need of so many Americans.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to update House Democrats on Tuesday on the distribution of the $46.5 billion federal funds.

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