Representative Cori Bush and Senators Warren, Markey, and Padilla Introduce “Keeping Renters Safe Act of 2021”

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), along with Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) and three dozen of her Democratic colleagues in the House, introduced on September 21 the “Keeping Renters Safe Act of 2021” to reinstate the federal eviction moratorium implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The U.S. Supreme Court ended the moratorium in August. The bill would reinstate the previously invalidated moratorium and clarify the CDC’s legal authority to enact a federal moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent when it is necessary to protect public health.

“Congress should enact this broad eviction moratorium to keep millions of families safely and stably housed during the pandemic,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of NLIHC, in the bill’s press release. “The moratorium was a lifeline for millions of renters, and the last federal protection keeping many of them stably housed as they wait for emergency rental assistance to reach them.”

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