Congress May Extend Eviction Moratorium As Part of Covid Relief Package

New York, NY, December 21, 2020-"Lawmakers are set to help struggling renters as part of the second $900 billion stimulus package,” reports Marketwatch in “Congress will extend eviction moratorium, fund emergency rent assistance with new stimulus deal” by Jacob Passy. 

The bill is expected to extend the nationwide eviction moratorium by one month, through the end of January. The moratorium, which was first enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was set to expire on Dec. 31.

“Additionally, those involved in lobbying efforts on behalf of renters said the stimulus package is expected to provide $25 billion in emergency rental assistance and extend the deadline to use relief funds set aside in the CARES Act. That’s in addition to another round of stimulus checks (this time capped at $600) and a 10-week period of $300 in pandemic-related jobless benefits.”