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Eviction Ban Lapse, Delta Surge Fuel Calls for Congress to Act

July 27, 2021, 7:58 PM

Advocates said Congress should pass legislation to help millions of households that face eviction this weekend—or risk exacerbating a surge in Covid-19 cases nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic-era moratorium on evictions is set to expire at the end of this month. Housing groups say 6.5 million households face getting kicked out of their homes.

“Increased evictions lead to increased spread of and deaths from Covid-19,” Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, told lawmakers at a Covid-19 task force hearing on Tuesday. She pointed to a recent wave in cases amid ...