White House moves to halt evictions as fears of coronavirus-fueled housing crisis grow
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will invoke its authority to halt evictions through the end of the year in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The moratorium – a draft of which was posted to the Federal Register – is the most significant step taken so far by the White House to fend off what experts predict will be a flood of evictions across the country, after enhanced federal unemployment aid and a federal eviction moratorium expired at the end of July.
The move followed President Donald Trump’s Aug. 8 executive order, which asked the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services to consider whether eviction-halting measures were necessary to help quell the Covid-19 crisis.
The CDC’s order applies to people who would also have been eligible for …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]