Schumer Statement On CDC Decision To Extend The Federal Eviction Moratorium For 60 Days

August 3, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the CDC’s decision to extend the eviction moratorium for 90% of the country for sixty days:

“I applaud the CDC for imposing an eviction moratorium for the vast majority of the population. I particularly applaud Rep. Cori Bush who understands what it’s like to be evicted and who took her passion and turned it into amazingly effective action. And I am proud of my Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate for keeping a spotlight on this issue and giving a voice to the millions of Americans who, through no fault of their own, are at risk of being evicted from their home.

“I continue to urge the administration to do all they can to pressure states, including New York, to quickly get the federal emergency rental assistance funds that Congress approved in the spring out the door to the people who need it most.

“For anyone to lose their home through no fault of their own is devastating, and it’s shameful that Republicans in Congress aren’t lifting a finger to help prevent it from happening.”