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Center for Popular Democracy: Decision Overturning the CDC's Eviction Moratorium Will Force Millions of Families into Homelessness or Unsafe Housing

Statement issued by Jennifer Epps-Addison, Co-Executive Director of Center for Popular Democracy
WASHINGTON -

“Today’s decision by D.C. District Judge Dabney Friedrich to vacate the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) temporary federal eviction moratorium will cause irreparable harm to millions of families across the country who have been devastated by the economic and global health crisis. Right now, nearly one in seven renters are behind on rent and the eviction moratorium provided temporary relief for families who were on the brink of losing their homes. This ruling has stripped critical housing relief from millions of families and will force them and their children into homelessness or unsafe housing. This decision will remove the precarious safety net that has kept families in their homes and will have long-term consequences for them and their children.

“The Biden administration and Congress must take immediate action to reinstate and expand the eviction moratorium and protect the nearly 10 million people who are behind on rent. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequalities in our housing system and the Biden administration must act now to provide long term protections for tenants for the duration of this crisis.

“Our families voted for support and guidance through this pandemic and it is the Biden administration’s responsibility to ensure they continue receiving it.”

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