The CDC halts some evictions
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/02/20, 05:05 pm
Experts predicted millions of Americans could lose their homes as coronavirus-related eviction moratoriums began expiring in July. In early August, President Donald Trump issued an executive order instructing federal health officials to consider ways to stop the evictions. And on Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blocked landlords from kicking out certain renters who couldn’t make payments.
Who is protected? The moratorium protects renters who can’t pay specifically because of pandemic-related problems such as a job loss and are likely to become homeless. It covers couples who make less than $198,000 a year or individuals with an annual income of under $99,000. Renters must prove they requested government assistance to make their payments.
Dig deeper: Read Charissa Koh’s report in Compassion about how coronavirus-related shutdowns left many Americans in a tough spot.
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Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.