On Friday, a federal appeals court upheld the Biden administration’s recent eviction moratorium.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed a bid by Alabama and Georgia landlord associations to overturn a lower court verdict that upheld the moratorium.
The Biden administration, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, is happy with the court’s decision.
“Throughout the pandemic, national, state and local eviction moratoria have kept people housed and slowed the spread of COVID-19. As we continue our effort to stop the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the eviction moratorium remains vitally important,” she said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) imposed a targeted moratorium for communities with high COVID-19 transmission on Aug. 3 that will last until Oct. 3.
Tenants in counties that improve their COVID-19 rates and do not have considerable and high transmission for 14 days will lose their protection under the moratorium, whereas tenants in places where case rates rise will obtain protection.
The CDC’s last eviction restriction, which had been in effect for more than a year, ended at the end of July.
The new eviction prohibition, according to President Joe Biden, will provide states more time to disburse unused rental assistance.