CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its eviction moratorium through July 31 for one final time. The one-month extension is designed to allow state and local governments more time to distribute emergency rental assistance (ERA) payments. The White House will hold a summit on housing affordability and evictions at 1 p.m. ET on June 30 and is increasing coordination with local officials and legal aid organizations to minimize evictions after July 31.

Treasury released promising practices for ERA programs, which clarifies that grantees may obtain information in bulk from utility providers and landlords with multiple units to help speed determination of eligibility of households and to bundle, in a single payment, approved amounts for the benefit of multiple tenants.

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta sent a letter to state courts encouraging them to adopt anti-eviction diversion practices, aimed at helping landlords and tenants reach agreement and access ERA in addition to other available resources.