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                      by J.D. Davidson  A Columbus-based think tank recently joined a Tennessee lawsuit calling for the end of the federal government’s eviction moratorium, saying the government lacks authority to rewrite private rental agreements. The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in Tiger Lily v. United States Department of Housing and Urban...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) – State lawmakers are scrambling to hammer out a deal to extend California’s eviction moratorium before the June 30th deadline. “In a matter of days, we could see evictions start up again for potentially hundreds of thousands of Californians who are behind on their rent. And this would be counter-productive at best and tragic at best,” says...
    Fearing a “potential tsunami” of evictions, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor voted Tuesday to extend an eviction moratorium through the end of September. The moratorium bars landlords in the county from evicting tenants who cannot pay their rent because of financial burdens related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce an agreement...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors have unanimously passed an extension to the eviction moratorium that is set to expire at the state and federal level in eight days. Los Angeles County’s renters will continue to be protected from eviction until Sept. 30. However, the board wants renters to begin applying for state and local relief,...
    SAN JOSE (BCN) – Santa Clara County has passed an eviction moratorium for unincorporated areas of the county as the state’s tenant protections are set to expire at the end of the month. The county resolution was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday meeting. The moratorium will be in effect on July 1 until Sept. 30....
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected Tuesday to consider a proposal to extend the county's eviction moratorium through Sept. 30. But not everyone is in favor of an extension.With the pandemic resulting in lost jobs and reduced hours for millions of workers, the eviction moratorium was put in place last year to prevent...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider extending the county’s eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of the month on Tuesday, but some homeowners say they have been the unintended victims of the well-intentioned law. Korri Olsen and her toddler look over a wall at the home they haven’t been...
    California will pay off all the past-due rent accumulated by residents during the coronavirus pandemic, says Gov. Gavin Newsom. The move would fulfill a promise to help landlords break even – while giving renters a clean slate, according to reports this week.  "California is planning rent forgiveness on a scale never seen before in the United States." Newsom wrote on...
    California legislators are reportedly considering extending the state's eviction moratorium to have enough time to pay off unpaid rent for low-income residents in the state as the June 30 moratorium deadline approaches. As The Associated Press reports, it appears likely that the California state government will be extending its own eviction moratorium as well as absolving renters from their debts. California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. Left unsettled is whether California will continue to ban evictions for unpaid rent beyond June 30,...
    California reopened its economy last week, but life is nowhere near back to normal for tenants trying to make their rent payments. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature must extend the state’s eviction moratorium until the end of the year to prevent struggling Californians from becoming homeless or falling into levels of debt that will take years to overcome. If...
    Even as the nation rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, more than 2 million homeowners are behind on their mortgages and risk being forced out of their homes in a matter of weeks, a new Harvard University housing report warns. Most of the homeowners at risk of foreclosure are either low-income or families of color, said researchers who published the 2021 State...
    SEAFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The New York State Legislature approved an extension of the moratorium on evicting renters who declare a financial or medical hardship from the pandemic. But CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan spoke exclusively with Long Island homeowners who claim they’re being taken advantage of by unscrupulous tenants. READ MORE: Broadway Is Coming Back, But Not Like Before: What Ticketholders...
    California’s eviction moratorium is coming to an end June 30. Since the earliest days of the pandemic, housing analysts have worried about a tsunami of evictions whenever the state lifts protections for renters. Will there be an eviction tsunami when the moratorium ends? Or a smaller wave? CalMatters asked Carolina Reid, associate professor of city and regional planning at the...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A group representing landlords is suing Gov. Tim Walz to end the state eviction moratorium first put in place when the pandemic began, arguing the ban is unconstitutional and should no longer be enforced. In a 64-page lawsuit, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and others allege Walz’s executive order barring evictions for the past 15 months...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Landlords and property management groups are suing Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison to end the eviction moratorium, which they argue has limited their ability to manage their properties and address safety concerns from their tenants. The group, comprised of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and three other property management firms, claims it is hindered in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Landlords and property management groups are suing Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison to end the eviction moratorium, which they argue has limited their ability to manage their properties and address safety concerns from their tenants. The group, comprised of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and three other property managements, claims they are hindered in their...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — The statewide eviction moratorium is set to expire in 20 days, putting more than one million Californians at risk of losing their homes. Tenants rights groups want the state to extend AB 91, the law that was intended to pay back 80 percent of unpaid rent from the pandemic with federal and state funds. Tenants say that...
    The Biden administration, backed by nearly two dozen Democratic state attorneys general, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to leave intact a temporary nationwide pause on evictions. The request comes after a group of landlords asked the court last week to effectively end the eviction moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help...
    A SINGLE mother may face two months in jail for contempt of court after she did not use her stimulus check to pay back her rent despite an eviction moratorium. Cassandra Beatty, 22, was told by a judge in Oneida County in Wisconsin during an April hearing that she had to hand over the third relief check to her...
    The Seattle City Council has passed some of the strictest tenant protections to date, weeks before Washington's eviction moratorium is set to end. The new protections stem from three bills passed by the nine-member council on Monday afternoon by a vote of 7-2 for each bill. Seattle City Council members Debora Juarez and Alex Pedersen were the lone "no"...
    RENTERS struggling to make rent at the end of this month's eviction moratorium to apply for credit to cover their living expenses as new relief pops up for non-homeowners. Thanks to a new stimulus deal worth about $42 billion, renters can contact their local municipal government to gain stimulus credits to pay their rent only if they meet certain requirements...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  A group of realtor organizations asked the Supreme Court to block the federal eviction moratorium that has been in effect throughout the pandemic and prevents landlords from evicting tenants who skip rent payments. The group, led by the Alabama Association of Realtors, asked the Supreme Court on...
    A group of realtor organizations asked the Supreme Court to block the federal eviction moratorium that has been in effect throughout the pandemic and prevents landlords from evicting tenants who skip rent payments. The group, led by the Alabama Association of Realtors, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to issue an emergency order blocking the moratorium, which had been crafted...
    A group of Alabama landlords is asking the Supreme Court to strike down a nationwide eviction moratorium put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. The request, filed late Thursday evening, came after a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. declined to end the policy, which was instituted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year. The group, led...
    (CNN)A coalition of Realtor groups asked the Supreme Court Thursday night to block the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's order that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting tenants who fail to pay rent amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The current moratorium is set to expire on June 30. A district court ruled against the CDC, holding that the moratorium was...
    Siraj Ahmad | iStock | Getty Images More than 10 million Americans, or 14% of U.S. renters, say they aren't caught up with their housing payments, meaning many could be at risk when the national moratorium on evictions expires in under a month. That finding comes from data collected by the Census Bureau between May 12 and 24 and analyzed...
    No-Mad | iStock | Getty Images More than 11 million Americans are behind on their rent and many could be pushed from their homes when the national eviction ban expires in June. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium, which has been in effect since September, will lift on June 30. Although the policy has been far from...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a Morning Insiders story that struck a nerve. A senior citizen can’t sell her home because people she doesn’t know moved in and won’t move out. The state’s eviction moratorium complicates her situation, but we found some landlord advocates with ideas. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory shares their solutions to phasing out the governor’s eviction ban. READ...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — More than half a billion dollars in rental assistance is now available in Illinois, but it won’t help a South Side homeowner with three people living in her house rent-free. Clarice Mason says they’re squatters who moved into her property near 83rd and Wentworth without permission almost a year ago. READ MORE: Emergency Rental Assistance Program Applications...
                        A federal lawsuit was recently filed in Tampa by the Florida Realtors and a Pinellas County based real-estate firm, R.W. Caldwell Inc., that challenges the CDC’s eviction moratorium. The moratorium established by the CDC was originally issued in September 2020 and was meant to expire by December 31st...
    MinnPost photo by Peter CallaghanA bipartisan bill passed in the Minnesota Senate creates an off-ramp and a timeline for evictions.Negotiators in the Minnesota Legislature trying to reach a deal on an end to the state’s eviction moratorium have expressed frustration at the progress of talks, with one raising the possibility this week that no agreement will be reached in time...
    Olga Kaya | iStock | Getty Images There are now more than 360 programs across the country providing money to renters who've fallen behind because of the coronavirus pandemic. The funds total more than $45 billion and have been allocated by Congress in the last two major stimulus packages in the hopes of clearing up the country's enormous rental arrears....
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Early last May, while much of California was still under stay-at-home orders, Afamefuna Odiwe visited a house he owned in East Oakland. He wasn’t living there. He assumed the property to be...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday he will be phasing out the statewide moratorium on evictions by August, as he announced the launch of a $1.5 billion rental relief program for Illinois. “We will work with our partners to bring an end to the eviction moratorium in August, with a gradual phase out over the next few months,...
    A federal judge has stayed her previous ruling that would have ended a federal moratorium on evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hill reported Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich on Friday placed a stay on her May 5 ruling that would have ended a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal eviction freeze due to the pandemic, giving...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The pandemic is still causing economic challenges for Detroit families and could lead to many losing their homes. “There has been an uptick in evictions in Detroit and we need to get a handle on that because that could be really, pretty devastating,” said United Community Housing Coalition Executive Director Ted Phillips. READ MORE: Michigan Reports 2,716...
    Hours after a federal judge in Washington D.C. on Wednesday ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium on evictions, an attorney in Springfield, Mo., gave sobering advice for those owing months of rent. “An appeal can happen on this,” said Dan Wichmer, executive director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. “But if I was sitting here...
                      by Eric Lendrum  A federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled on Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not legally have the authority to uphold a federal freeze on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to ABC News. The ruling was made by Judge Dabney Friedrich of...
    Maricopa County, Arizona, constable Darlene Martinez signs an eviction order on Oct. 7, 2020 in Phoenix.John Moore | Getty Images News | Getty Images Renters who are financially struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic got some scary news yesterday when a federal judge overturned the national eviction moratorium two months earlier than expected. In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Court...
    Loading the player... A federal judge has struck down the national moratorium on evictions implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling will put millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes months ahead of the projected moratorium end date in September.   Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters...
    A federal judge granted a temporary stay as the Justice Department moved to appeal her decision on Wednesday to vacate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national eviction moratorium. D.C. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ordered the pause on Wednesday hours after ruling the CDC lacks the authority under federal law to authorize such a moratorium, which the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A federal judge ruled Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control have no authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium, saying the public health agency doesn’t have the constitutional right to stop evictions. In a 20-page ruling, Judge Dabney Friedrich wrote, “Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The battle over evictions is heating up across the country.A Federal judge in Washington D.C. initially ruled Wednesday that the CDC "had exceeded it's authority by ordering a nationwide moratorium on tenants evictions last year."RELATED: Federal judge says CDC doesn't have authority to issue eviction moratoriumsA short time later the judge agreed to put her ruling...
    Congress has passed $46 billion in emergency rental assistance as part of COVID-19 relief, yet millions of renters could face eviction when a federal eviction moratorium expires on June 30—or much sooner, if more courts uphold a judge's decision striking down the moratorium Wednesday. While the federal government has gotten most of the money to the states, state and local governments are...
    New York extended a state law that protects tenants and homeowners from eviction if they they’ve faced economic hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on evictions and foreclosures will run through August under a law the state’s governor signed Tuesday. A federal eviction moratorium is also in place through June but those protections are much narrower than New York’s.