CDC extends national eviction ban through June

first_img Message* The eviction ban imposed by the agency in September was extended through March 31 by President Joe Biden in late January.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to a Census Bureau survey published this month, about 20 percent of adult renters said they did not pay their February rent. The nonpayment rate was nearly 33 percent among Black renters.At least two federal judges have ruled the CDC lacks the power to suspend evictions, but they have not changed the policy while the agency appeals. Landlords say the measure effectively requires them to provide housing for free, as they have no recourse if tenants do not pay.“Short-term policies like eviction moratoria leave renters accruing insurmountable debt and jeopardize the ability for rental housing providers to provide safe, affordable housing,” Bob Pinnegar, president of the National Apartment Association, told CNBC.In a joint statement with the National Multifamily Housing Council, the landlord group called the extension deeply disappointing.“After grappling with the financial distress of the pandemic and eviction moratoriums for more than a year, housing providers have few resources left,” the statement said. “Another extension only serves to exacerbate the challenges facing the rental housing industry and does not address the underlying financial stress of apartment residents.”A rent backlog of $57 billion had accrued as of January, leading to predictions of a reckoning for tenants.Housing experts said the CDC’s extension was necessary because $45 billion in rental, utility and mortgage assistance in Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package will require a few months to be disbursed.[CNBC] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Tags CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky (Getty, iStock)A few days before its expiration, the national eviction ban was extended for another three months.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday it will continue the moratorium through June.“Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement, CNBC reported.Read moreHow a socialist on City Planning Commission would affect real estateLawmakers rush to pass more limits on residential evictions“Can’t live for free”: Weekly rental tenants face eviction despite ban Share via Shortlink Full Name* evictionMultifamily MarketRental MarketResidential Real Estatelast_img read more

Liverpool show faith in goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with new contract

first_img Press Association Sport understands the Belgium international’s new deal is for five years, which shows significant faith from manager Jurgen Klopp as the Belgian has come in for much criticism for some indifferent displays. Mignolet recorded more Premier League clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in 2015 and though his errors have brought him the wrong sort of headlines, that has not affected Klopp’s view. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2021. “I’m very pleased that I can be at Anfield and a part of Liverpool for a long future. I’m happy to commit my future to LFC,” Mignolet, 27, told “I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility. I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a ‘keeper is at his best. “I know with a long-term contract you get more responsibility – and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence. “I’ll try to work hard together with the goalkeeping coach and staff here, who are behind me and have given their confidence with a new contract. “I would like to thank them for that but you can’t really do that with words, you have to do that with performances on the pitch and that’s what I’ll try to show.” While Liverpool have tied up the future of one of their more experienced players they are also looking to progress the development of a potential first-teamer. Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza, who joined from Internacional in September, has gone on loan to Belgian side STVV until the end of the season. The 18-year-old has already enjoyed a temporary spell at SJK in Finland, where he helped the club to the first league title in their history. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more