To assist tenants who are unable to make rent
payments due to the coronavirus pandemic
, the Biden administration
has extended a nationwide ban on evictions for 30 days.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky
, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
, extended the moratorium on evictions until July 31, which had been scheduled to end on June 30.
The White House acknowledged on Wednesday that the emergency pandemic protection will have to end at some point; the challenge is figuring out how to do so without causing massive social upheaval.
The separate eviction bans for renters and mortgage holders, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki
, are "always intended to be temporary."