A great many of the working poor will be forced out of their homes in the near future as pandemic housing policy shifts yet again . . . This time around there might be fewer protests given that the Democratic Party majority in D.C. don't seem to want to intervene with anything more than a few token freebie vouchers . . . Read more on the local angle and a few national news resources . . .
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium, which went into effect last September, will expire at the end of June. With no sign of another extension, Kansas City organizations that help with rent and utility assistance are seeing a surge of applications.
For months, renter Sabrina Floyd waited to hear if she and her family were approved for help from the Clark County rental assistance program in Las Vegas. She'd often ask her caseworker for updates and would get the same reply: "Thank you for your continued patience during these hard times," the email said.
Mehran Mossaddad has spent much of the pandemic scared and lying awake at night. He's a single dad with an 10-year-old daughter living outside Atlanta. "I get panic attacks not knowing what's in store for us," he says. "I have to take care of her."
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - The attorneys general of 22 states on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pandemic-related residential eviction moratorium that has been challenged by landlord groups.
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