Appeals Court Denies Challenge, Upholding Eviction Moratorium for Now

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit filed an order on August 20 rejecting an emergency motion by the Alabama Association of Realtors to halt the Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium. The same court had denied a previous motion by the group on June 2, prior to the new moratorium declared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in early August. Friday’s decision allows the moratorium to remain in place. On Friday evening, the Realtors filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court, asking the Court to overturn the moratorium. The Department of Justice is required to file its response with the Supreme Court by Monday at noon; the Court may rule as soon as this week.

The current CDC moratorium covers more than 90% of renters in the U.S. It is scheduled to expire on October 3.

To learn more about the moratorium, read the NLIHC fact sheet at: