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Congress Tries to Repair Rental Assistance Program
Housing
Congress Tries to Repair Rental Assistance Program
2021-09-10 21:31:18
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrat lawmakers could not agree on much during Friday’s heated House hearing on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, except that the funds were not reaching the renters and landlords quickly enough.  “Congress gave the Treasury Department... Read More

U.S. Attorney General Asks Lawyers to Help Renters Avoid Evictions
Housing
U.S. Attorney General Asks Lawyers to Help Renters Avoid Evictions
2021-08-31 20:38:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department sent out an urgent request this week for attorneys nationwide to volunteer to represent an expected flood of renters trying to avoid eviction. A letter from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asked "the entire... Read More

Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It
Housing
Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It
2021-08-02 20:28:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it is trying to find a way to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired Saturday. As many as 11 million Americans are in danger of losing their homes within weeks after... Read More

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium a Month, Says It's Last Time
Housing
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium a Month, Says It's Last Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic, but it said this is expected to be the last... Read More

DOJ to Appeal Federal Judge Ruling on CDC Eviction Moratorium
Litigation
DOJ to Appeal Federal Judge Ruling on CDC Eviction Moratorium
2021-05-06 12:44:11
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — After a federal judge ruled on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions exceeded the agency's authority, the Department of Justice announced it would appeal the decision. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich authored... Read More

American Bar Association Urges Congress to Provide Aid to Tenants at Risk of Eviction
Congress
American Bar Association Urges Congress to Provide Aid to Tenants at Risk of Eviction
2020-09-09 22:45:48
by Daniel Londono

WASHINGTON - The American Bar Association urged Congress last week to extend a moratorium on the eviction of renters who've lost their jobs or been otherwise adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. A national moratorium on evictions was originally adopted... Read More

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