We don’t know exactly how many tenants are at risk, but the Census Bureau said this week that more than one million people are likely to face eviction due to rent arrears in the next two months. One million people report that they are facing rent arrears and arrears.
The Biden administration on Friday urged state and local authorities to provide further assistance because there are no legal means to act on its own.
The Supreme Minister urged the governors, mayors, county governors, judges, and administrators to extend the moratorium on the deportation of rural farmers.
Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet L. Yellen. Mercia L. Fudge, Minister of Housing and Urban Development. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland; also urged landlords to develop policies that require them to apply for federal assistance before evictions, and to evict during the pending rent assistance application. It is recommended to delay.
This week, the problems facing the Biden administration’s US$46.5 billion emergency rent assistance program are obvious.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Finance, 89% of funds have not yet been allocated by state or local governments. As states and cities continued their efforts to simplify the application process, only $1.7 billion was paid to tenants and landlords in July.
Ministry of Finance announced a plan:
As the court decision approaches, the Ministry of Finance announced a plan change on Wednesday.
If the local government subsidizes people who do not actually need help, this includes additional attempts to waive federal penalties.
The Supreme Court ruling split congressmen and Republicans along a partisan line on Friday, praising the decision that Democrats demanded legislative action to resolve the looming peasant eviction crisis.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Friday that Biden welcomed the actions of Congress.
In addition, the White House is also committed to finding other ways to reduce the burden on tenants by encouraging the delay of the eviction of farmers and enabling them to obtain financial assistance more quickly. she says.
A senior White House official said that there are no long-term measures waiting for the government to launch.
It will continue to observe whether institutions such as HUD can take more measures to prevent farmers from being deported and speed up the provision of relief funds to the state.
Supreme Court decision of being “extremely insensitive”
In some states, such as California, New Jersey, and Virginia, tenants can stay at home temporarily due to statewide protections.
In a statement on Friday, New York State Governor Kathy Hokur accused the Supreme Court decision of being “extremely insensitive”. The state is considering convening a special session of the state legislature to protect its residents from deportation.
However, in other states, people may soon lose their homes, especially if the farmer’s eviction has already been carried out through the Supreme court.
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