Supreme Court Ends CDC Eviction Moratorium, Says Congress Responsible for Any Extensions

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 9:15am

The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday, ruling that Congress must specifically authorize any extension of the moratorium. The unsigned ruling in Alabama Association of Realtors vs. Department of Health and Human Services came in a 6-3 decision. The CDC instituted the original eviction moratorium in September 2020 in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium received multiple extensions, the most recent on Aug. 3 by President Joe Biden’s administration.

The implications of the pandemic for affordable housing will discussed at the Novogradac 2021 Affordable Housing Tax Credit and Bond Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Nashville.