UPDATE: Renters and Landlords Speculate Biden’s Next Move as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire
LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, there are mere days before the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium is set to expire, and Las Vegas renters and landlords alike are speculating as to what the administration of President Joe Biden will do next. Will the government let the moratorium finally end – triggering an immediate flood of mass evictions nationwide – or will they issue yet another extension and further burden landlords across the country?
Originally, the CDC eviction moratorium was put into force in September, and former President Donald Trump extended it until January; President Biden then extended it further until March 31, which as of now is just days away. The reasoning behind the moratorium was to help curb the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by preventing homelessness that would inevitably expose more people to the virus.
The recently-passed American Rescue Plan contains over $25 billion in emergency rental assistance, in addition to other monies earmarked for utilities such as heat and electricity. However, it did not contain an extension on the CDC eviction ban as some were expecting.
Advocates for those financially impacted by the pandemic are expecting Biden to issue an extension for several months, and are even entertaining the chance that that the moratorium will be beefed up in ways, offering yet more layers of protection to families that are unable to meet their rent obligations… as well as those who can, but are “gaming the system” to get free room and board.
Recent news indicates that Biden is at the very least considering an extension of the eviction moratorium, and some experts believe that a decision has already been made on the matter. Reportedly, a representative from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has contacted housing advocates recently to get their opinions on how to streamline paperwork that tenants can utilize to gain immunity from being evicted due to financial constraints.
Stay tuned for more news in the upcoming days concerning any possible updates to the eviction ban, and the ramifications such news may have upon both Las Vegas renters and landlords.
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