The Center for Disease Control has good news for us: they’ve extended the eviction ban through the end of June:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
¡GASP! It’s like they’ve read the science that they produced! What kind of sorcery is this?! Anyway, here’s more proof that voting matters: Imagine if the 4th Reich was still in charge… and their donors were demanding that the deadbeats are thrown out in the streets during the Trump-Virus pandemic.
The eviction ban was scheduled to expire in two days, and advocates warned of a spike in evictions without an extension.
Around 20% of adult renters said they didn’t pay last month’s rent, according to a survey published in March by the Census Bureau. Closer to 33% of Black renters reported the same.
We’ve got a full-blown housing crisis on our hands, and these are only the first wave people. If the unemployment numbers are still at record highs, the evictions could ripple everywhere. Behind on your mortgage? You’re next.