Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for a month

California Weighs Extending Eviction Protections Past June
Rich Pedroncelli

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, a For Rent sign is posted in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders are negotiating about whether to extend the state's ban on evictions for unpaid rent. California's eviction protections will expire on June 30. Newsom has proposed using federal coronavirus aid money to pay off 100% of the rent people owe.

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky extended the evictions moratorium until July 31. It had been scheduled to end June 30.

The CDC said Thursday that “this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.” The trick is devising the right sort of off-ramp to make the transition without massive social upheaval.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the separate bans on evictions for renters and mortgage holders were “always intended to be temporary.”