Joe Biden’s government extends moratorium on deportations until June 30 as it postpones a large package of ‘social infrastructure’ until spring
- The moratorium would expire at the end of the month
- It started under President Trump and was extended once by Biden
- CDC director Rochelle Walensky announced the extension
The Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control have extended a moratorium on evictions until June 30 – in an effort to continue to control sources of possible covid spread, even amid some unfavorable court rulings.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a historic threat to the country’s public health. Keeping people at home and out of crowded or compound environments – such as homeless shelters – by preventing evictions is an important step to help stop the spread of COVID-19, ” CDC said in a statement Monday announcing that the head of the agency Rochelle Walensky had signed. the extension.
Housing advocates had already expected an extension, after federal housing officials began requesting information about a new draft form tenants can fill out to receive eviction protection.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control, has signed a three-month extension of a moratorium on deportations
The moratorium began under the Trump administration, and Biden extended it once. It was supposed to end at the end of March.
A letter signed by 2,000 advocacy groups to Biden and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge called for an extension and more enforcement.
The $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus contingency plan includes $ 21.5 billion in rental emergency relief.
Joanne Grell holds a sign as she joins others on a march after meeting in the Baychester area of the Bronx on March 11, 2021 to protest outside the office of Carl Heastie, a member of the New York State Assembly.
The moratorium will run until June 30
According to the White House, one in five tenants was in rent arrears when Biden took office. The Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides funds and grants to state and local governments.
A federal judge in Texas ruled in February that the CDC exceeded its constitutional authority after landlords and property managers filed a lawsuit over the moratorium. “Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the Constitution,” wrote US District Judge John Barker. A federal judge in Ohio also ruled that the CDC did not have the authority to enforce the moratorium.
President Biden will fly to Pittsburgh Wednesday to roll out his $ 3 trillion infrastructure plan for roads, bridges and environmental projects.
Biden’s administration plans a ‘social infrastructure’ plan to focus on areas like pre-K, free community college, and sick leave
A second package of ‘social infrastructure’ programs will follow this spring.
“He will have more to say about the second part of his recovery plan later in April, which will include some of the pieces you talked about – health care, childcare, and talk about that,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.
“It’s a crisis right now, the number of women who have left the workplace,” said Psaki.
She didn’t reveal how expensive this next COVID-19 incentive bill could be, saying, “The total package, we’re still working.”