It is estimated that around 43.3 million American citizens are living on rent, which means that the house they live in isn’t owned by them. The landlords own the property and have specific rules and regulations that the tenants have to follow. Adding to it, they have the authority to evict the people living in their houses after giving prior notice.
Over the past 2 years, the eviction situation in the United States of America has only gotten worse. Recently, the Supreme Court shot down the CDC’s extension of the eviction moratorium, which basically means that millions could be on the edge of eviction.
Even though some states have their own eviction bans and can provide rental assistance as well, if you are someone who is or know other people who are facing evictions then this article is exactly what you need to read..
What Is The Deal With The Federal Eviction Moratorium?
The federal eviction moratorium was placed in order to protect the citizens who were facing evictions on a non-payment basis. The CDC was said to have exceeded its authority in June, which led to the Supreme court reversing the latest extension. There were certain reservations against CDC, which included that it relied on ‘a decades-old statute that authorized it to implement measures like fumigation and pest exterminations.’ The ruling states that the federal ban should be finalized by Congress.
Following are some of the states that have their own eviction bans:
There is an eviction ban till 30th September. Nolo.com, a legal news site, released a list of cities and townships where the ban applies. There is also a ban placed on the utility shut-off on the basis of non-payment till 30th September.
It is reported that Minnesota renters-- who are not deemed eligible for emergency rental assistance – cannot face evictions until 12th September. While renters that have their rental assistance applications pending, cannot be evicted till June of 2022.
3. New Jersey
Renters cannot face evictions and cannot be tried in the eviction court till December 31st. However, this is only for those households whose annual income is 80% below their county’s average income.
Apart from these 3 states, there are many other states like Oregon, New York, New Mexico, Nevada, Illinois, and Washington D.C. that also have their own set of laws on eviction.