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  • Federal Court Rules CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium of Non-Paying Tenants Is Unlawful

    07/23/2021 6:38:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/23/2021 | Jack Phillips
    A federal court on Friday ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority by halting evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Cincinnati-based U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed (pdf) with a lower court ruling that said the CDC engaged in federal overreach with the eviction moratorium, which the agency has consistently extended for months. Several weeks ago, the CDC announced it would allow the policy, which was passed into law by Congress, to expire at the end of July.“It is not our job as judges to make legislative rules that favor one side...
  • Kavanaugh Sides with Leftists Against Private Business Owners, Upholds CDC’s Moratorium on Evictions of Delinquent Tenants

    07/01/2021 10:44:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 07/01/2021 | JD Rucker
    The Supreme Court held that the CDC can continue to impose a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures due to the Covid lockdowns causing millions to not pay rent or mortgages yesterday. It was made possible by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the so-called “conservative” Justice who sided with the four progressives.According to POLITICO [emphasis added]:The association had asked the court to act on an emergency basis to vacate a stay on a lower-court decision overturning the ban, saying the “stay will prolong the severe financial burdens borne by landlords under the moratorium for the past nine months.”The Centers for Disease Control and...
  • ‘The eviction moratorium is killing small landlords,’ says one, as ban is extended another month

    06/27/2021 7:20:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | JUN 25 2021 | Diana Olick
    The majority of the nation’s landlords are individual investors. They own about 23 million units in 17 million properties, according to the U.S. Census. More than 6 million renter households are behind on rent. The one-month extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was welcome news for tenants but another nail in the coffin for some struggling landlords. Groups representing landlords had been lobbying hard to end the moratorium and now warn even another month will put some of those landlords out of business. “Each passing month further escalates the risk of losing an ever-increasing amount...
  • Biden administration extends eviction moratorium through July

    06/24/2021 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 24, 2021 | Lauren Egan
    The Biden administration said Thursday that it would extend the temporary bans on evictions and foreclosures for another month as the country continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes as some states have struggled to spend the $21.5 billion in emergency rental aid included in the American Rescue Plan earlier this year, allowing states an additional month to work through a crush of applications and distribute the money before the funds expire.
  • 8 Million Face Foreclosure or Eviction Beginning July 1 -- Economic Recovery Is About to Crash

    06/17/2021 7:03:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/17/2021 | Shipwreckedcrew
    <p>This issue has been lurking in the background for months. Where I live, there are almost no homes on the market for rent. The inventory of the number of homes for sale is at record lows, and when combined with historically low home mortgage rates, the prices at which homes are selling have gone through the roof.</p>
  • Federal Judge Sides With Landlords, Vacates CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

    05/05/2021 6:20:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/05/2021 | Jack Phillips
    A federal judge Wednesday vacated a nationwide freeze on evictions that was handed down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help some renters remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium had been implemented as millions of people lost work due to lockdowns caused by the pandemic. The move, which was first implemented in the March 2020 CARES Act, was seen as a temporary fix for renters who were at risk of going homeless. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled on the side of the plaintiffs, saying that the CDC exceeded its authority...
  • Albany’s ‘Good Cause Eviction’ spells bad news for NY’s housing market

    04/27/2021 6:16:28 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 22 replies ^ | 4/24/21 | Post Editorial Board
    Not content with jacking up taxes massively and dangerously mushrooming the state budget, legislators are now looking to inflict yet more pain, by sneaking through a “universal rent control” bill that would clobber the housing market. This, even though rents in New York City have plunged to decade-long lows. The legislation, now in committee in both the Assembly and the Senate, is misleadingly labeled “Good Cause Eviction,” when it would essentially force landlords statewide to accept tenants for life — with a cap on yearly rent increases.
  • Texas Courts Open Eviction Floodgates: 'We Just Stepped Off A Cliff'

    04/07/2021 5:54:08 AM PDT · by deport · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | April 7, 20215:01 AM ET | Chris Arnold
    The Texas state court system is signaling that it will no longer enforce a federal order aimed at stopping evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. That could clear the way for landlords to push ahead with tens of thousands of eviction cases that have been on hold. The timing could be particularly painful for many families, coming after Congress has approved billions of dollars to help people pay the rent they owe to avoid eviction, but before the vast majority of renters have been able to receive any of that money. Legal aid attorneys are raising the alarm that the state...
  • Dear CDC, Please Stop Extending The Eviction Moratorium

    04/03/2021 5:17:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | April 3, 2021 | Young voices contributors
    Editor's Note: This column was authored by Emilie Dye.No one likes to think about people being unable to pay rent and losing their homes. But as I learned in high school reading Henry Hazlitt, “The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.” And the eviction moratorium, which the CDC extended this week for the second time, completely ignores landlords.Since September 2020, the government has essentially forced landlords to...
  • The federal eviction moratorium has been extended. What’s that mean to you?

    03/30/2021 8:03:28 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 35 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With an estimated 4 million Americans behind on rent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended the eviction moratorium imposed during the pandemic until the end of June. The moratorium, which halted evictions for people unable to make their rent payments, was set to run out on Wednesday. But the CDC said it felt families across the country needed more time and relief. The extension was aimed at avoiding having people move in with loved ones or into homeless shelters as the risk of transmission of COVID-19 remains high.
  • Federal judge in Texas strikes down US Covid-19 eviction moratorium

    03/17/2021 2:15:28 PM PDT · by magna carta · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-25-21 | Steve Gorman
    A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ruled unconstitutional a national moratorium the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has instituted for most residential evictions to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Siding with a group of landlords and property owners challenging the evictions freeze, U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker in Tyler, Texas, ruled the CDC exceeded its authority under the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. “The court concludes that the federal government’s Article I power to regulate interstate commerce and enact laws necessary and proper to that end does not include the power...
  • Report: Bay Area landlord issued hundreds of eviction notices despite city moratorium

    02/05/2021 11:57:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    SFGate ^ | 02/05/2021 | Joshua Bote
    An investigation from NBC Bay Area found that a big-time real estate developer with properties throughout the Bay Area has sent at least 150 eviction notices to renters despite a moratorium on evictions.Tenants living in buildings owned by Madison Park Financial Corporation — which has properties in Oakland, Emeryville and Lafayette — have reported being bombarded with notices at locations including Lampwork Lofts, Town29 and Telegraph Lofts.Madison Park is owned by John Protopappas, a former chairman for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's mayoral campaign.The notices, per NBC Bay Area, read that tenants are required to pay rent or "quit and deliver...
  • National Guard allowed back into Capitol after eviction to parking garage; Trump offers DC hotel rooms

    01/22/2021 8:30:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 01/22/2021
    Update (1020ET): National Guardsmen have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex after outrage erupted over their Thursday eviction to nearby parking garages.Article originally published at Zero Hedge.According to CNN, one Guardsman said that they are now allowed to rest in the US Capitol Visitor Center. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has reportedly given permission for troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if needed.SCOOP: Trump has given permission for the troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if any of them need, per advisor @OANN— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 22, 2021Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, said that it was...
  • 'We feel incredibly betrayed': Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol (Sleeping in Parking Garages)

    01/21/2021 7:10:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 21, 2021 | Lara Seligman, Natasha Bertrand and Andrew Desiderio
    Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6. One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person...
  • Bracing For The “Flurry” Of Biden’s Day One Executive Orders

    01/17/2021 1:08:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Hot ^ | January 17, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    Assuming nobody shows up to burn down Capitol Hill on Wednesday (still a big assumption, I know), Joe Biden’s team, leading with Ron Klain, is trumpeting a “blitz” of executive orders that the incoming president plans to sign on the day of his inauguration, with many more to come over the course of the first ten days. Many of these plans went almost unmentioned during Joe’s basement campaign, while others received a bit of air time, but are going much further than what he mentioned on the campaign trail. Should we be taking the time to point out that Biden...
  • NYC Landlord Being Evicted While Delinquent Tenants Live Rent-Free

    01/03/2021 1:08:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2021 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve been writing about the looming eviction crisis since early in the summer. This entirely predictable disaster has been obvious to anyone who has been paying attention ever since the pandemic broke out. A well-intentioned “eviction moratorium” effort by the government to prevent renters from finding themselves out on the streets after government shutdowns eliminated their jobs did little or nothing to prevent the damages sustained by landlords. It also never answered the question of what would be done about all the back rent that was going to come due when the moratoriums expired. These challenges are already taking their...
  • NY (Rochester NY) Assemblyman arrested after live streaming Rochester police evicting mother, kids

    12/21/2020 6:40:49 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 23 replies ^ | 12/19/20 | Teri Weaver
    A newly elected state assemblyman from Rochester says he’s been arrested after trying to video Rochester city police evict a public school teacher and her children from their home. “That is absolutely inhumane,” Assemblyman Demond Meeks said of the eviction on a sub-freezing night. Meeks, who was elected last month and sworn into office in mid-November, said he went by the home in Corn Hill after hearing that police were planning the eviction.
  • Visual Map: The Risk Of Eviction And Foreclosure In U.S. States - Many Americans are now facing potential home loss because of the lockdown.

    12/15/2020 7:12:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Visual Capitalist ^ | 12/15/2020 | Avery Koop
    Alongside potential obstacles such as job loss, financial insecurity, and a subsequent inability to cover many upcoming bills, Visual Capitalist's Avery Koop notes that many Americans are now facing potential home loss as well.According to a recent survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, of the estimated 17 million adults who are not current on their rent or mortgage payments, a whopping 33% of them could be facing eviction or foreclosure in the “next two months”.Note: While this survey was conducted Nov 11-23, 2020, respondents’ interpretations of “the next two months” ranged between Nov 2020–Jan 2021.Millions Facing Home LossAlthough people across...
  • Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But for Evicting People

    09/21/2020 1:57:32 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 13 replies
    Vice ^ | Ashwin Rodrigues
    "SINCE COVID-19 MANY AMERICANS FELL BEHIND IN ALL ASPECTS," reads the website copy. The button below this statement is not for a GoFundMe, or a petition for calling for rent relief. Instead, it is the following call to action, from a company called Civvl: "Be hired as eviction crew." During a time of great economic and general hardship, Civvl aims to be, essentially, Uber, but for evicting people. Seizing on a pandemic-driven nosedive in employment and huge uptick in number-of-people-who-can't-pay-their-rent, Civvl aims to make it easy for landlords to hire process servers and eviction agents as gig workers.
  • California Enacts Eviction Moratorium. Ban on evictions until February, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, replaces prior relief set to expire this week

    09/01/2020 2:50:35 PM PDT · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 1, 2020 | Christine Mai-Duc
    California’s legislature passed a bill late Monday granting renters who are financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic a reprieve from evictions, which were set to resume Wednesday when prior relief expires. The bill passed with supermajorities in both houses of the Democratic-controlled legislature in the final hours of its two-year legislative session and addresses what advocates had said was a looming wave of evictions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who crafted the compromise with legislative leaders, tenant advocates and landlord groups last week, immediately signed the bill into law. It takes effect immediately. Backers say it will help keep California’s 17...