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Risk of evictions now that the CARES Act moratorium has ended



Statewide eviction moratoriums in more than 30 states have now lifted and protections for renters in the CARES Act are gone.


Up to 40 million Americans may lose their homes in this downturn, four times the amount seen during the Great Recession. 


Even as unemployment levels remain at historic highs and cases of the virus show no sign of abating, statewide eviction moratoriums in more than 30 states have now lifted and protections for renters in the CARES Act are gone.


The Chart below show just how crazy things has become


The Percentage of Renter Households unable to pay rent and at Risk of Eviction.

And the eviction moratorium for those living in properties backed by a federal mortgage or receiving government-assisted housing has expired.


Eviction filings pick up as NC moratorium ends


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The federal moratorium to evict renters from homes has ended, and local attorneys said the rate of cases filed to eject tenants is going up.


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper enacted an allowance in June to give tenants more time to pay, but that moratorium has ended.


“This data shows us that all the terms people have been using to describe what’s coming – ‘cliff’, ‘tsunami’, ‘avalanche’ and so on – might actually be an understatement,” said John Pollock, coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, in a statement. 


“The only reason we haven’t already seen 2 million eviction filings is because of all the CARES Act relief that at this point is either gone.” 


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