(Washington) Under pressure from the Democratic Left Wing, U.S. health officials announced a new temporary ban on tenant evictions until Tuesday, citing public health risks in the midst of the COVID epidemic.
“The emergence of the Delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of pollution in the United States, with more Americans at greater risk, especially if they are not vaccinated,” wrote the Center for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC), the US Federal Public Health Agency, Rochelle Valensky.
“This moratorium is appropriate so that people stay indoors and do not collect COVID-19 outbreaks,” she explained.
The moratorium will last until October 3.
Despite the risk of being challenged in court, President Joe Biden expects from House-White that Congress will “probably leave extra time” to pay the tenants’ funds allocated by February to help pay their rents.
In particular, bureaucratic factors significantly reduce these payments. Only $ 3 billion has been distributed to distressed tenants, out of a total envelope of $ 46 billion, $ 25 billion has already been sent to states and local associations.
The previous ban, imposed by the CDC in September 2020, ended on July 31.
The Supreme Court ruled in June that the revision should be approved by Congress, not decided by the CDC.
Anger at the president, accusing him of not finding a timely solution, has been raging for days in the Democratic Party left.
House politician Corey Bush, who is homeless, is camping Friday in front of Congress headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“Today, our movement has shaken the mountains,” Corey Bush tweeted Tuesday, welcoming news of a new moratorium on the Capitol stairs, especially along with young elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.