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Only fear of death is holding back a wave of tenant evictions — but that will pass soon

Housing Advocates Boston Eviction Moratorium Sign

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In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium through June 30 to protect tenants who cannot keep up with rent payments during the pandemic.

But an increasing number of courts are ruling the ban unconstitutional, and as the Biden administration works to keep them in place, COVID-19 health concerns are emerging as the last thing standing between renters and eviction. 

US District Judge Dabney Friedrich was the first judge to strike down the CDC’s eviction ban nationwide, earlier this month, saying the agency had overstepped its authority and can’t details ⇒

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