Protesters gather at a rally in support of bills and legislation to block evictions in Massachusetts for up to a year.
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The country’s attempts to get the coronavirus pandemic under control could be undermined by the upcoming expiration of the national ban on evictions, experts warn.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium on most evictions across the country has been in effect since September 2020, but is now scheduled to lapse in a week.
Around 1 in 5 adult renters say they didn’t pay last month’s rent, according to a survey published this month by the Census Bureau. Closer to 1 in 3 Black renters said the same.