Court order nullifies rent assistance plan

photo VD: Maria T. Morales.
By Maria T. Morales

U.S – The Supreme Court gave one more setback to the Biden administration, by rejecting a request for a moratorium on eviction for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the judgment of the highest court, Congress had to draft new legislation before the moratorium expired, but nevertheless, it did not.

At the moment, some 11. 5 millions of tenants keep homeowners late payment, according to official data.

photo VD: Maria T. Morales.

U.S – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promoted the aid program in the face of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, to millions of tenants, nationwide, who could not pay the rent.

Local governments promoted the CDC's program that included direct payment to small and medium tenants.

Six of the nine lawyers agreed with the owners who argued that the CDC's does not have the authority to impose the moratorium..

The court decision does not affect New York tenants, New Jersey, California, New Mexico and the District of Columbia as they have their own statutory moratorium provisions.

Before the resolution, Nancy Pelosi, President of the House of Representatives described the judicial resolution as "arbitrary and cruel".