WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.At the stroke of midnight last Saturday, a federal moratorium that had been in place for nearly eleven months expired.
After the Supreme Court ruled that the CDC could not extend that moratorium, the Biden administration asked Congress to take action. But Congress failed to maintain protections for renters before the House went into August recess.
Now, many renters fear eviction could coming knocking at their doors.
Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., told NPR that she is urging local governments to institute any protections possible to prevent a wave of mass evictions across the country.
The Virginia Poverty Law Center’s Christine Marra explains where the national situation leaves renters in her state and across the country.
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