Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Response, Homelessness, Housing

HSC Joins 2,300 Agencies in Calling for Eviction Moratorium Extension

Organized by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, HSC has joined a sign-on letter calling for President Biden to extend the federal eviction moratorium until the pandemic has ceased.

Evictions put lives at risk and strain our already overstretched public health systems. As the CDC makes clear in its order, “eviction moratoria–like quarantine, isolation and social distancing–can be an effective public health measure utilized to prevent the spread of communicable disease….” As outlined by the CDC, evictions have enormous consequences for individuals, their communities, and our nation’s public health. In fact, evictions occurring between the beginning of the pandemic and the issuance of the CDC moratorium in September 2020 led to more than 400,000 Covid-19 cases and nearly 11,000 additional deaths.