There Will Likely Be a COVID-19 Eviction Crisis (REPORT)

There Will Likely Be a COVID-19 Eviction Crisis (REPORT)

(TargetLiberty.org) – In September, the CDC issued a moratorium on evictions through December 31. However, the agency was not able to provide rent relief for renters and their landlords, only Congress is able to do that. America is now on the verge of an eviction crisis.

On January 1, tenants must begin paying rent again. Not just the new month, but also all of the back rent they owe. The sad fact is many Americans won’t be able to pay that money and could lose their homes. What’s worse is Congress still hasn’t passed a new COVID-19 aid bill, and the bipartisan agreement currently on the table doesn’t include funds to address the problem.

Some Democrats want to extend the eviction moratorium but that isn’t the answer either. Landlords need the income generated from their properties to pay their own bills and mortgages. Any relief will have to address that issue as well, but so far, there doesn’t seem to be a solution.

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