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Eviction Ban Expires
News Bytes 08/3/2021 20 Comments

A nationwide eviction moratorium expired on July 31, 2021. Democratic lawmakers were dismayed by the prospect of evictions as coronavirus case numbers surge.

Democrats strained to draft a bill and rally the votes needed to extend the ban. Despite behind-the-scenes wrangling on Friday, lawmakers had questions and concerns. They could not muster enough support.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the moratorium in place in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The eviction ban was meant to prevent further virus spread by people put out on the streets and into shelters when they could not pay rents or mortgages.

More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction. Some places may see spikes in evictions starting this week. Other jurisdictions will see an increase in court filings that will lead to evictions over several months. Believers have an opportunity to serve those who are evicted. 1 John 3:17 says, “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

President Joe Biden announced last Thursday he would allow the eviction ban to expire instead of challenging a recent Supreme Court ruling.

On a 5-4 vote in late June, the Supreme Court allowed the eviction ban to continue through the end of July. President Biden would have liked to extend the moratorium because of the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus delta variant. But Justice Brett Kavanaugh said he would block any additional extensions unless there was “clear and specific congressional authorization.”

The administration is trying to help renters in other ways. Congress approved nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic. But the money has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and the landlords who are owed payments.

Congress released more than $1.5 billion in rental assistance in June. That helped nearly 300,000 households.

Landlords opposed the ban—and the extension of it. It prevents them from removing tenants even after months of missed rent payments. They also want the distribution of rental assistance to speed up.

The National Apartment Association and several others this week filed a federal lawsuit. They asked for $26 billion in damages due to the moratorium. (Read Landlords in a Pinch for more on how landlords are hurting.)

One Democratic lawmaker camped outside the Capitol in protest. Missouri Representative Cori Bush experienced homelessness as a young mother working in a low-wage job.

“I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I went through, ever,” says Bush. “I’m going to fight now that I’m in a position to be able to do something about it.”

(Representatives Frank Pallone of New Jersey, left, and Maxine Waters of California prepare an emergency extension of the eviction moratorium in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2021. AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

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1st Comment

I think I already gave my opinion of this is "Landlords in a Pinch".
Oh hey, did y'all know that all the Democratic lawmakers left Texas because they did not like what the governor was doing about voting, so they all got in one plane and flew to DC to talk to Biden. But then one got tested positive for covid, and they all had been in the same plane, so they all had to quarantine. But get this - THEY HAD ALL HAD BOTH COVID SHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So what does that tell you? The shots do no good!!!!
Also get this - in the Olympics, there was the transgender guy trying to be a girl who was from New Zealand that was competing against the other girls in the weight lifting contest, and he didn't even make it to the first round!! He couldn't life any of the weights! All the girls beat this guy!!! He used to compete as a guy and was no good, so he changed to a girl and is still no good! All the girls beat him!!! XDXDXDXD LOL!!!!!!

Yeah I know 3 people who got

Yeah I know 3 people who got both shots and just got covid -_-

3rd Comment

@Riley D i find that funny, @N&M the COVID shots must not do any good.

@NA

Yeah exactly!!!
Good to see you back!!!!! I thought you were a gonner!!!

@Riley D

That's so funny (and weird)!

Jokess

Q: Why do they say “Amen” at the end of a prayer instead of “Awomen”?
A: Same reason we sing Hymns instead of Hers.

@NA

Funny, but do you remember the guy in Congress that said a prayer and ended "Amen and Awomen" ? Like, "amen" has NOTHING to do with men!!!!! Hello!?!?!?!?!

To Above

IKKKKK!!!! THAT WAS HORRIBLE! How ignorant are we loll

@NA

Hey just to let you know we are still going on Voice of the Storytellers, and I have recently put up some more of New Hope!

@ Riley

Okay!

@ Sarah U

I am not pro vaccine, but I feel like I should say this. Yes Covid cases are rising, however the death rate is low, so the experimental vaccine is not preventing people from getting Covid but making the case better then it might have been

@Riley D

The covid positive Texas lawmakers also exposed Kamala but she said that she is not going to do her 2-week quarantine.

@Asher E

Which goes to show how much they really care.

Remember....

Remember when Harris and Biden were bashing each other on TV and saying awful things about each other. And then the next second their "best friends" ......

wowwwwwwwww *they're

wowwwwwwwww *they're

@Riley D

XD That's awesome. Totally not smirking rn. lol

Wow this is great!

Maybe if they're allowed to evict people, people will actually go back to work instead of getting payed for sitting on their rear ends all day and watching Sewer TV (also known as Netflix and Hulu). Most of the people that I have heard of around here that have covid had the vaccine. One of the people I know got pneumonia because of Covid, and she had the vaccine.
@N&M A- Funny funny. (I'm pretending like my jokes are better...)

@ Addie L

I'm currently in the process of getting the natural vaccine. By that I mean I have Covid. Ugh. (Not that it necessarily makes me completely immune, but it does help I think)

@KN

My family's lucky, none of us have caught the virus even my grandparents. I hope it's not too uncomfortable for you. I wonder, do the side-effects of the vaccine feel worse or better than COVID?

@Above

None of my immediate family has caught it. My great grandma had it and she is in her 80's, and she recovered and is fine. I am not scared of it at all.

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