Latest Eviction Moratorium Facing Legal Challenge

Washington, DC, August 5, 2021-The latest eviction moratorium is set to face an immediate and possibly fast-moving legal challenge that could present high hurdles for the White House, reports the Wall Street Journal.

“A group of property managers and realtors lodged objections in a Washington federal court to the new moratorium late Wednesday. The same plaintiffs, supported by the National Association of Realtors, challenged the previous moratorium, alleging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacked legal authority to issue it.

“Rather than file a fresh lawsuit challenging the new moratorium, the plaintiffs submitted an emergency motion in their previously filed case, asking a judge to apply a ruling against the last eviction ban to the new CDC effort.”