Al Jazeera: Rent due: Biden extends US eviction moratorium until end of July
Washington, June 24, 2021
The letter, spearheaded by Democratic Representatives Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Jimmy Gomez of California and Cori Bush of Missouri, called for an unspecified extension to allow the emergency rental assistance included in the American Rescue Plan to get into the hands of tenants.
Ending the assistance too abruptly, they said, would disproportionately hurt some of the minority communities that were hit so hard by the coronavirus, which has killed more than 600,000 people in the US. They also echoed many housing advocates by calling for the moratorium’s protections to be made automatic, requiring no special steps from the tenant to gain its protections.