Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Press Release

Center for Popular Democracy Statement on National Eviction Moratorium

WASHINGTON -

Statement issued by Jennifer Epps-Addison,co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy:

“Today’s decision to extend the CDC’s eviction moratorium will provide a moment of relief for the nearly 7 million people who fell behind on rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we commend President Biden for issuing this extension, one month of relief is not nearly enough to protect the children and families that have been devastated by this economic and health crisis. Next month these families will once again be on the brink of homelessness or forced into unsafe housing when the extension expires.

COVID-19 has laid bare the inequalities in our housing system and families are shouldering the financial burdens of a broken system. While the eviction moratorium has been a critical safety net for millions of people throughout the pandemic, landlords and property owners have found loopholes to pursue evictions and exploit renters and their families. People need stronger eviction protections that will shield them from the predatory behavior that allows landlords and property owners to sidestep policies and build their bottom line.

We cannot continue this piecemeal strategy, we need bold housing policy to protect our fundamental right to stable and affordable housing. The Biden administration and Congress must take immediate action to expand the eviction moratorium and provide long-term protections for tenants for the duration of this crisis.”

###

The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.

 

In Raid of Trump Home, FBI Was Seeking Classified Nuclear Weapons Documents

"The criminal who stole top secret nuclear documents is the same one who had absolute authority to order a nuclear attack at any time."

Jake Johnson ·


Docs Show DHS Watchdog Delayed Telling Congress About Deleted Secret Service Texts

The Project on Government Oversight says the records reveal a pattern of Inspector General Joseph Cuffari "rejecting proposals to inform Congress about the Secret Service's resistance to oversight."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Dictatorship Never Again': Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Sweep Brazil

"Democracy involves changing the government and eliminating neo-fascism," said one prominent protester, "but above all, ensuring that the working class, the people, have the rights guaranteed in the Constitution."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Door to Real Progress': Jayapal Makes Case for House Passage of the IRA

"It's an achievement we can all feel excited about—especially when we dig into the details," said the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Julia Conley ·


Officers Kill Gunman Who Tried to Breach FBI Office in Ohio

Though the suspect's identity and potential motivations are not known, the attack follows fear of far-right retaliation for this week's federal search of former President Donald Trump's home.

Jessica Corbett ·

Common Dreams Logo