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Biden to Extend CDC Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures

  • Move means renters won’t be kicked out as Covid-19 rages
  • CDC order was meant to blunt economic impact of health crisis
    
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President Joe Biden plans to extend bans on home evictions and foreclosures imposed last year to mitigate the dual economic and health crises spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of a package of executive orders Biden plans to sign within hours of his Wednesday inauguration, he will ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to delay expiration of an order barring landlords from pushing out some tenants for nonpayment of rent. The order calls for the moratorium, set to expire at the end of this month, to be extended through at least March 31.