Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), and Cori Bush (D-MO) led 45 of their House colleagues in a June 22 letter calling on the Biden administration and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky to extend and strengthen the CDC’s federal eviction moratorium beyond the previous expiration date of June 30. The Biden administration has since extended the moratorium to July 31 (see related Memo article about the extension).
The letter called on the administration to extend the moratorium’s expiration date to allow more time for the $46 billion in emergency rental assistance to be distributed to renters, and to allow for vaccination rates to increase in marginalized communities. NLIHC supported this letter, and sent a similar letter to the administration urging for the extension and strengthening of the CDC’s federal eviction moratorium and suggesting ways the administration could help increase awareness of and access to emergency rental assistance (see Memo, 6/21).
View the full letter at: https://tinyurl.com/yy4kcucj
View NLIHC’s letter to the Biden administration at: https://tinyurl.com/v2aks4tm