Congress Must Protect Millions from Eviction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166
WASHINGTON – Rob Randhava, senior policy counsel for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium, set to expire October 3, 2021:
“It is devastating that six justices of the Supreme Court have ruled to end the eviction moratorium during this ongoing massive public health crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives, no person or family should be forced out of their home, particularly those in the most vulnerable communities who have been hit hardest by this crisis. State and local authorities must stop unconscionably failing to get billions of dollars in rental assistance into the hands of struggling families. Congress must immediately take action to protect the millions who face eviction.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.