The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Has Halted Evictions Until Year End
The Government has been pretty generous with its money and powers to make things easier on people during the pandemic we're facing. Now the government is seemingly caring about our well being as citizens as the CDC has halted evictions through the end of the year in order to help protect people from being forced to move out of their homes which would put them in compromising situations which could lead to them contracting COVID-19 as opposed to being safe within their own homes and socially distanced away from other people. (arstechnica.com)
The government was able to implement this directive based upon Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), according to arstechnica.com, which states the following:
Eviction moratoria facilitate self-isolation by people who become ill or who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition,” the order notes. Eviction bans also make implementing stay-at-home orders easier for state and local authorities. I n short, evictions threaten to increase the spread of COVID-19 as they force people to move,
There are some excellent points and examples regarding how and why this order is and will be beneficial to all people in general, aside from simply the people who are protected from eviction. The Ban on evictions, per the CDC, will have a positive impact on helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19
HALTING EVICTIONS WILL (per arstechnica.com):
Prevents people from moving into shared housing with family and friends, becoming homeless, and/or moving into shelters.
Prevents crowded housing conditions and moving in with relatives—who may be older and more at risk of severe COVID-19 which increases the risk of disease spread.
Prevents homelessness, which often strikes those with underlying health conditions and/or older individuals, further puts people at risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease, particularly as fall and winter seasons approach.
This order does not prevent those behind in rent to not have to eventually catch up ... you still have to pay what's owed to be able to remain in your home after the order is lifted, and evictions become valid again. So don't take advantage of this unless absolutely necessary, or you'll truly be kicking yourself if you've amassed some phenomenal rent balance because you haven't paid rent in months. Be careful, diligent, and honest (with yourself).
Here's a link to the Government and CDC documents outlining everything involved in this order to halt evictions through the remainder of 2020:
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