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CDC can’t stop evictions, as Biden calls on states to act

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was “unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium."

It asks that states and local governments put in policies to keep renters in their homes.

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Mass evictions could potentially worsen the recent spread of the COVID-19 delta variant. Roughly 1.4 million households told the Census Bureau they could “very likely” be evicted from their rentals in the next two months.

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But the Biden administration says it is unable to take action. But it also notes that state-level efforts to stop evictions would spare a third of the country from evictions over the next month.

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