U.S. Supreme Court Ends CDC’s Residential Eviction Moratorium

The United States Supreme Court has sided with realtor associations and rental property managers in the battle over the Center for Disease Control’s authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium. On August 26, the Court effectively terminated the current moratorium, which applied to certain residential tenants who were unable to pay rent and who lived in communities with high COVID-19 infection rates. The CDC issued the latest iteration of the moratorium on August 3rd after an earlier moratorium expired at the end of July. In this case, the Court found that the moratorium exceeded the CDC’s administrative powers. Its decision does not affect any other state and local eviction protections, which do remain in effect in some states, including New York and California.


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