White House considering monthlong extension on eviction moratoriums

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on a possible one-month extension on the CDC’s eviction moratoriums for the more than 7 million Americans who are behind on their rent.
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There is new Sox rallied a possible extension on the eviction moratorium that circulating in our nation's capital today. This comes as millions of Americans may be faced with the eviction notices as soon as next week when the order is set to expire. It's an issue that has several leading progressives urging a White House and the CDC to extend it. According to the Census Bureau more than seven million American households are behind on their rent including nearly four million with children. With blacks Latinos more likely to be struggling currently Austrian ABC's Mary Alice parks has been following this story and was in the White House briefing room today where she directly question the Press Secretary Mary Alice you wrote this week about democratic lawmakers pushing the White House to extend this what does the White House telling you. Yet Lindsay I asked white house Press Secretary Jen Saki about this and she said ultimately it's a decision that the CDC will make. This addition more Torre was put in place by the CDC as a Covert precaution. The idea that it's families were evicted from their homes during the pandemic they might start residing wit with relatives and friends in more crowded households. So ultimately the CDC we'll have the final say here. But we're learning that the administration is really seriously considering at least one month extension. As you said progressives are really pushing the White House to act on this they say that people needed more time to get their affairs in order that this is a matter of health racial and economic justice right now as as the economy is still struggling to get back on its feet. But hasn't congress already allocated money for emergency rental assistance wire progressive Dem saying the that they're still a need for this. Yeah that's true opened over forty billion dollars in fact his party been allocated. In those recent Colvin released packages but experts he just took a lot of time for cities and states. Just set up programs to get that money to of the renters that need it most I talk to the legal aid services that work on housing here in DC for example. And they told me that they've had 20000. Applicants for that emergency rental assistance but only about 2000 applications have been processed so there's 181000 councils that are still waiting to hear they're gonna get. Some of that emergency funding. So again the letter from progresses from Democrats and just give everyone more time it's in everyone's interest if more of that money from congress. Gives to the renters who need it who can pay back the landlords who also need. It what's the latest on the court cases challenging a moratorium. Yet there's a group of a really jurors from Alabama that that went to court that said the CDC just didn't have jurisdiction here they were out. Ahead of their skis they didn't have a right to be doing this and putting its kind in addition moratoriums in place. They had some victories in some lower courts but then. Over twenty state AG's stepped in they actually appeal to the Supreme Court and said let's just take a minute please don't overturn this addiction ban. At the right now there's sort of a pond we're seeing the states really rally around this addiction banned for now. Mary Alice parks our thanks to you. Fans.

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