Maloney Praises Extending the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium to Protect Vulnerable New Yorkers
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, today praised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky’s decision to extend the CDC’s eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. The moratorium will keep people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings, reducing the spread of COVID-19, and was originally set to expire at the end of this month.
“Housing is a human right and no New Yorker – no American – should be worried about keeping a roof over their head in the midst of a global pandemic. Extending the CDC’s eviction moratorium until the end of June will ensure that millions of renters across America are not evicted as the additional assistance provided by the America Rescue Plan is delivered to our communities,” said Rep. Maloney.
Congresswoman Maloney secured a moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in March 2020 after making a request to these agencies, in which she was joined by 106 of her House colleagues.
America Rescue Plan
The America Rescue plan provides substantial funding for rental assistance: $22.5 billion for emergency rental and utility assistance to states, territories, counties, and cities to help stabilize renters during the pandemic, and help rental property owners of all sizes continue to cover their costs. This is in addition to the $25 billion Congress provided in December.