Equal Justice Works Statement on Eviction Moratorium Ruling
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s order extending the federal eviction moratorium. The ban was a two-month order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that covered areas of the country experiencing high levels of community transmission of COVID-19.
“This decision to allow evictions to resume across the country hurts millions of people who are now at risk of eviction amid the continued spread of COVID-19,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “With states and local governments struggling to distribute tens of millions of dollars in federal rental assistance to those who are behind on rent and facing a loss of their homes, it’s only a matter of time until we see a wave of evictions. I’m grateful we have a program dedicated to placing lawyers and community organizers across the state of Virginia, where they are helping to ensure greater access to legal services for residents experiencing housing instability.”
Equal Justice Works will continue its efforts to mobilize passionate public service leaders to address housing instability at the individual, community, and systemic levels, and work to create equal access to justice for tenants as mass evictions loom.