Inside the New Coronavirus Relief Bill: a Total Eviction Moratorium

The $2.2 trillion stimulus package passed by House Democrats includes a complete ban on eviction and foreclosure filings for 12 months.

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Kriston Capps
October 2, 2020

Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, COVID-19, Housing, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Housing Law Project


“This relief is essential, and the Senate must act now to keep Americans safe at home,” says Noëlle Porter, director of government affairs for the National Housing Law Project, in an email.

The CARES Act — a $2.2 trillion package in response to the worst economic fallout since the Great Recession — passed with bipartisan support in March, but Senate Republicans have not budged on a second spending package since the House passed the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act in May. This revision of that bill that passed on Thursday is narrower in scope, but leadership in the House and Senate still seem too far apart for any action on the legislation.