The ban on the eviction of citizens who were left without funds to pay for housing due to the coronavirus pandemic expired in the United States on Sunday, ABC News reports.
Despite the fact that millions of American tenants will be forced to leave their homes, the US Senate at an extraordinary meeting on Saturday did not consider the issue of a moratorium on the eviction of insolvent persons.
On Friday, the US House of Representatives announced it was going on vacation for seven weeks without revising tenant protection. On the last day of meetings, legislators were unable to agree on an extension of the moratorium until October 18: Republicans blocked this initiative. In addition, among the Democrats, this proposal was also not supported by all, as a result, it was never put to a vote.
Progressive members of Congress, in a new letter to President Joe Biden and CDC director Rochelle Walenski, urge to use all available powers to extend the moratorium on evictions.
The moratorium was introduced almost a year ago by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Earlier, it was extended until July 31. The representative of the CDC confirmed that with the onset of August 1, the moratorium ended, she declined to comment further.