Koch-Funded Legal Group Pushes to Allow Mass Evictions During Pandemic - 2020-10-13
As many as 40 million Americans face possible eviction in January, thanks to the coronavirus' toll on the economy and insufficient federal stimulus dollars for struggling renters.
In early September, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a moratorium on evictions through the end of 2020, citing a potential increase in the spread of the coronavirus if people lose their places of residence. But five weeks later, after multiple court cases and aggressive lobbying by the real estate industry, the moratorium has lost its teeth.
On Oct. 9, the CDC issued a new document of frequently asked questions about its moratorium that allows landlords to begin eviction proceedings now as long as the actual eviction takes place after Dec. 31. It also states that landlords are not required to inform tenants of the moratorium.