The president, Joe Biden, plans to announce this Tuesday that he will
extend the moratorium on evictions in the areas most affected by COVID-19
in the country, according to sources confirmed by Noticias Telemundo.
States with the least protections for tenants are also where infections and deaths from the virus are rising the most due to the delta variant.
Many of these areas are Latino and black communities, who are most evicted from their homes, before and during the pandemic, according to data from the Eviction Lab, a research laboratory at Princeton University.
[I have not been able to pay the rent, what can I do now? We answer questions about the end of the moratorium on evictions]
[I have not been able to pay the rent, what can I do now?
We answer questions about the end of the moratorium on evictions]
Biden is expected to make the announcement after pressure from House Democrats, three people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.
Pressure from Congress intensified in recent days after a national moratorium on evictions created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expired on July 31.
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The Biden Administration had insisted that it did not have the legal authority to renew the program, as the Supreme Court ruled on the matter months ago.
The explosive delta variant, however, renewed concern about the impact of millions of evictions being reactivated at the same time across the country.
That would lead many to have to deal with other families, friends, in shelters, or even sleep on the street, situations that help the spread of the virus.
billions of dollars in federal financial aid to pay the rent
administered by states, counties, and cities.
People who are at risk of being evicted or who have received an eviction notice from their landlord also have the right to defend themselves in court.