The expiration of the CDC’s national eviction moratorium leaves an estimated 3.6 million Americans at risk of homelessness as Delta cases spike across the country.
The Supreme Court has declined to extend the moratorium without clearer legislation from Congress. Plenty of blame has circulated regarding the failed last-minute legislative push, but in the meantime, renters and property owners are suffering.
Furthermore, of the $47 billion granted to state governments to provide rental relief, only $3 billion had been distributed by the end of July.
In the meantime, many states and localities have set up resources to help renters and property owners with their financial and legal burdens:
- The US Treasury Department is pointing those who need assistance to www.consumerfinance.gov, which shows individuals resources in their own communities.
- Washington, DC has extended its eviction moratorium until Oct. 12.
- STAY DC is offering DC renters and housing providers housing and utility expense support.
- New York State has extended its eviction moratorium until August 31. Through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, eligible households can get up to 12 months of back rent and three months of future rent paid, as well as other assistance.
- These states and cities have also extended eviction protections and resources: California, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; Kenmore, WA, and San Francisco, CA.
Additionally, homes financed by the US Department of Agriculture and foreclosed borrowers financed by the Federal Housing Administration will not be subject to eviction for late payments until September 30.