A rally to prevent Massachusetts evictions in front of Boston Housing Court on Oct. 15, 2020.
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Biden administration officials urged states and cities on Wednesday to move quickly to get federal assistance out to the millions of households that are behind on rent because of the pandemic.
“We have to do everything we can to prevent heartbreak for families and economic distress for landlords,” said Gene Sperling, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden, at the White House Eviction Prevention Summit.
The national ban on evictions will expire at the end of the month, even as more than 11 million Americans, or 16% of…