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May 7, 2021

Wednesday, a federal judge in Washington, DC, struck down the CDC’s moratorium on evictions of renters during the pandemic. The judge found that the CDC exceeded its powers in imposing it.

The National Association of Realtors hailed the ruling, saying that the solution to helping renters survive the pandemic was giving them assistance in paying their rent, not denying rent payments to landlords, many of whom are mom-and-pop housing providers who are struggling to survive themselves. They also argued that the ban infringes on property rights and that with the pandemic receding, the economy reopening and people going back to work, there’s no reason for a blanket nationwide ban on evictions to continue. Not to mention that is going to discourage people from going into the housing rental business, leading to housing shortages.

But the moratorium will continue, at least for now, because the Biden DOJ is appealing the ruling. They say the virus is still a threat and many people are still in danger of eviction. Okay, so why not just help those people who need it? Didn’t Congress just pass a $1.9 TRILLION “COVID relief” bill that should’ve been able to help them without stiffing property owners?

Well, yes. As the story reports, “Congress has allocated more than $45 billion to rental assistance, but much of that hasn’t reached tenants.”

So basically, this story could be boiled down to this: “The government wants to continue a one-size-fits-all policy that’s driving landlords into bankruptcy because it’s too inefficient to get rental assistance that it okayed nearly two months ago to the people who actually need it.”

And from that, the Biden Administration draws this conclusion: “We need more government involvement in solving problems.”

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  • Rob Davis

    05/09/2021 11:21 PM

    the democrat government is why we are in the horrible shape we are in. and the cdc does NOT have authority or power to govern evictions. it's time to remove the democrats from office by force if necessary. and before it is too late. the democrats are trying to crash the economy to force socialism. stand up now! fight for your freedom!

  • Ken Stafford

    05/09/2021 06:21 PM

    Yeah the gov't wants to continue their communist agenda and "power" over the citizens!

  • Corbin Douthitt

    05/08/2021 02:19 PM

    I agree with the judge- it is NOT within the purview of the CDC to set that kind of policy. I had a house I rented- paid for... just paid out taxes, insurance and maintenence - Lost $5000 on a renter. If I had a mortgage to pay on it, I would have been bankrupted. Instead of letting America aapt to 'distancing' and masking... we had the heavy hand of government in order to taint Trumps presidency. ALL of it was to get him out and to establish control. Time to get out of the landlords pockets. You can only write off against income.. no write off..