From the Document: "On September 4, 2020, [hyperlink] the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) imposed a nationwide temporary federal moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent. The moratorium was extended several times, until it expired on July 31, 2021. On August 3, 2021, the CDC issued a new order [hyperlink] implementing another eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021 [hyperlink]. Rather than applying nationwide, the new order is only applicable in counties with heightened rates of COVID-19 [hyperlink] community transmission. Both orders are intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by preventing homelessness and overcrowded housing conditions resulting from eviction. The CDC's actions, which followed an Executive Order [hyperlink] directing it to consider such measures, are unprecedented, both in terms of the agency's reach into what is traditionally state and local governance of landlord-tenant law and its use of a public health authority [hyperlink]. Courts have issued conflicting decisions on the initial order's legality, leaving a cloud of uncertainty [hyperlink] regarding the order's enforceability [hyperlink]."
CRS Insight, IN11673
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