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Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratorium


U.S. President Joe Biden formally requested that officials extend the nationwide bans on evictions and foreclosures hours after his inauguration.

Biden asked the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider extending the federal eviction moratorium until at least March 31, 2021.

Rochelle Walensky, the new CDC director, subsequently announced that she had extended the moratorium upon Biden’s request, calling it a “protective public health measure.” Public-health officials have warned that evictions could lead to people living in more crowded settings, including shelters, which could hasten the spread of the coronavirus.

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