Shortly after being inaugurated yesterday, President Biden asked the CDC to extended the Eviction Order through March 31, 2021. A joint statement from the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) can be found here
It is important to note that President Biden's American Rescue Plan
urges Congress to pass legislation to extend
the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums and continue applications for forbearance on federally-guaranteed mortgages until September 30, 2021. Now that the inauguration is over, Congress and the new Biden Administration will begin working on a variety of policy initiatives related to COVID-19, which could include changes to the CDC Eviction Order. Click here
to read a letter that NAA and other members of the housing industry recently sent to President Biden.
The dynamics at the federal level will influence FAA's advocacy work at the state level. Here in Florida, Committee weeks are already underway in Tallahassee and the regular state legislative session formally begins on March 2. Members can rest assured that FAA will continue to advocate for state rental assistance, which is the only viable solution to address Florida's housing security challenges. In fact, during the 2021 session, FAA will be urging the Legislature to use all of the Housing Trust Fund monies exclusively for Florida’s housing programs and to provide resources for local rent relief programs. Click here to learn more.
To see the CDC's statement on the extension, please click here.