Skip to comments.High court says eviction moratorium illegal, alarming Catholic Charities CEO
Posted on 08/27/2021 12:40:30 PM PDT by Marchmain
A national eviction moratorium that protected millions of Americans who have fallen behind on rent payments is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
In a 6-3 opinion announced late Aug. 26, the court's conservative majority agreed with a coalition of landlords and real estate groups who challenged the extension of a moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The decision raised concerns among advocates of affordable housing. They called for state and local governments to speed up the distribution of $46.5 billion in federal emergency rental assistance funds made available in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The sad piece of this is that only 11% of the money allocated by the government for eviction mitigation has been accessed. I don't know where it's getting hung up," Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, told Catholic News Service Aug. 27.
In a news release Aug. 25, the U.S. Treasury Department said about $5.1 billion -- which is 11% of the allocated funds -- had been distributed to 1 million vulnerable households by July 31.
Fund distribution, the department said, escalated in July with 340,000 households receiving nearly $1.7 billion, a 15% increase from June.
Sister Markham expressed concern that diocesan Catholic Charities agencies would face a rising number of people seeking rental assistance....
The National Association of Realtors welcomed the ruling.
"This decision is the correct one, from both a legal standpoint and a matter of fairness. It brings to an end an unlawful policy that places financial hardship solely on the shoulders of mom-and-pop housing providers, who provide nearly half of all rental housing in America...
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Landlords (how soon will that title be banned) have bills to pay, did they get a moratorium on paying?
Let the Socialists at (anti)Catholic Charities pay the bills. They’ve been feeding on the taxpayers’ wallets for decades.
At let the Church start paying their fair share of taxes.
Catholic Charities is a truly evil organization. They are motivated by 3 things, money, money, and more money.
This day of reckoning has been coming for over a year now... how is it possible that it sneaked up on anyone? The only surprise to me is that it took this long.
There’s not much that I care less about than what Catholic Charities thinks about anything.
I’m surprised they’re concerned, being so busy helping to smuggle foreign nationals into the country and all.
Catholic Charities...Making millions relocating and sheltering illegals in your neighborhoods. The methodists are hard at work at that too.
God help me but Catholic Charities can go to Hell.
I have been seeing “let the government pay the landlords!”
Heck, if that is the case let me rent to me and I will send the bill to the gummint!
Just like if they forgive student loans I will demand they pay mine (which I repaid as promised) retroactively.
They need to stop everything the CDC mandates.
Lots of people here on FR knew what the CDC was doing was illegal. Most of us are not attorneys. How could Catholic Charities have been caught flat-footed on this one? Are they stupid or not paying attention?
Just because someone wants a free place to stay doesn’t mean they can extract rent from the hide of his or her landlord.
“I don’t know where it’s being hung up...?” LOL
It’s being fleeced by your democrat friends in government.
That is why they are concerned: since they will have to use the donations they receive for actual charitable work, they won’t have any left to bring in the illegals.
Catholic Charities CEO should direct all Bishops and Priests to stop buggering little boys so they would have more money to give to renters.
Nice idea, but the CEO of CC certainly has no authority whatsoever over bishops.
All those people that work for Catholic Charities need to be forced to work without pay. Maybe then they would get the message.
Aren't they supposed to get their riches in Heaven, anyway?
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