November 17, 2021
Real Estate

Housing groups push for end to CDC eviction ban

Housing industry heavyweights are banding together, calling on President Biden’s administration to let the Centers for Disease Control eviction ban lapse at the end of this month.

Twelve groups, including the National Association of Realtors, the National Apartment Association, the National Association of Home Builders, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Multifamily Housing Council, which represents large rental landlords, have co-authored a letter urging an end to CDC limits on evictions.

The CDC’s moratorium isn’t a blanket ban on evictions, but it allows tenants to raise a defense in court if they file form with their landlord that states they cannot pay the rent, have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and promise to make some partial payments. As such it has become very difficult for landlords to evict tenants who are behind on their rental payments.

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