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Eviction Moratorium Part 2: A Mixed Bag

The CDC eviction moratorium briefly reached its expiration on July 31st. Despite the urging of housing advocates, activists and representatives, Congress took recess without extending the federal ban on evictions, putting pressure on states to speed up the distribution of $46.5 billion in rental assistance funds allocated to alleviate the financial burden of struggling renters and housing providers– only $3 billion of which has been disbursed so far.

Then on August 3rd, the CDC issued a new eviction moratorium, in a last-ditch effort to help keep millions in their homes as the delta variant spreads and states have been slow to release federal rental aid. This new order temporarily halts evictions in counties with “substantial and high levels” of virus transmissions, covering areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives and this goes through October 3rd.

As many as 15 million people still owe rent that is past due, possibly totaling up to $70 billion in unpaid rent around the country. Millions are still in urgent need of rent relief, and 17 months into the eviction moratorium, properties are more than needy for those rent payments. With the slow rollout of government rental assistance funds, it is more important than ever that nonprofits and private donors step up. 

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“This grant allowed me to stay in my home during the pandemic. You took so much stress and fear away from the thought of becoming homeless during that time,” writes Morgan. “Thanks to the Colorado Apartment Association for making this grant possible!”

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Spotlight News

Eviction Doomsday Isn't Coming. Here's Why

The near-end of the CDC eviction moratorium continued the panicked headlines warning of an “eviction doomsday.” However, according to some housing advocates and economists, the so-called “eviction tsunami” is highly improbable.

Read this article from Globe St and decide for yourself.

Why I Serve On the Board of RRF - Judah Rosenberg
We’re proud of our board members and their commitment to RRF’s cause. Judah Rosenberg is VP of Greystone & Co, a top real estate lending and investment firm and recognized leader in multifamily finance. Hear why caring is at the heart of his involvement with RRF and how you too can get involved.
Did You Know? RRF will be attending NAA Apartmentalize 

NAA Apartmentalize 2021 is August 31–Sept 2nd in Chicago! We look forward to reconnecting in-person with multifamily partners at the largest gathering in the rental housing industry. Find out more and secure your spot here.

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