CDC announces limited, targeted eviction moratorium until early October

CDC announces limited, targeted eviction moratorium until early October

On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium amid the rising spread of the delta variant,saying that evicting people could be detrimental to public health and would interfere with efforts to slow the pandemic.

This comes after the previous federal and state eviction moratoriums ended last weekend —  putting millions of Americans at risk of being evicted. The new moratorium will last until October 3 for areas with “high” and “substantial” levels of COVID-19 transmission. In North Carolina, that means all but four counties would get protections for struggling renters that have been hit hardest by soaring COVID-19 infection rates.

With the delta variant rising and COVID spread remaining a threat, the NC General Assembly needs to immediately release funds to place unhoused North Carolinians in safe and secure housing and allocate money to provide direct rent and mortgage relief for those who have fallen behind on payments during the pandemic.

Too many North Carolinans have fallen through the cracks. In order for our state to meet the needs of the people, our lawmakers must adequately allocate funds for rental assistance, push for laws that ensure tenant protections and reduce barriers to affordable housing.

Not only will vulnerable communities be impacted for generations, but the welfare of every community will be affected if lawmakers do not make the necessary decisions to keep everyone protected.

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Alanna Joyner

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