White House Officials Scrambling to Stop Wave of Evictions

White House Officials Scrambling to Stop Wave of Evictions Amid Downturn

(AmericanProsperity.com) – When the coronavirus pandemic uprooted peoples’ lives last year, millions of Americans struggled to pay rent and keep food on the table amidst the tumultuous job market. Now, nearly a year and a half later, many residents have not caught up on their rent checks and are facing evictions. In an attempt to stop this, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended the federal eviction moratorium for what most Conservatives hope is the last time.

On Thursday, June 24, the White House and CDC announced a 30-day extension to the current renter protection that will now end July 31. According to a US Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, over 6 million households could face evictions this summer. However, many Republicans are puzzled as to why this number is still so high when $46 billion in rental assistance has already been paid out through different COVID relief programs, such as the American Rescue Plan, that Congress passed in March.

The Associated Press dove deeper into the topic as well:

House Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) demanded clarity on where the rental assistance money has gone, as many landlords and renters have been unable to access the money apparently allocated for them. McHenry joined Representative French Hill (R-AK) in a joint statement asking, “Where has that money gone? What progress has been made?”

This seemingly endless moratorium has devastated landlords who have been unable to collect rent while enabling other Americans to live above their means simply because it is illegal to kick them out. It’s time for the federal government to stop the excuses on where the rental and landlord assistance aid has gone and actually help these citizens.

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