<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-2404958" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-2404958 size-large" src="https://dzm0ugdauank9.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GettyImages-1211479742-659×437.jpg" alt="A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing a graffiti asking for rent forgiveness on La Brea Ave on National May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic, May 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. – Several cities and states, including California, have passed executive orders prohibiting eviction of tenants affected by the coronavirus crisis.
But when the lockdown lifts, the moratorium will end. And tenants will have to pay their back-rent or move out. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)” width=”659″ height=”437″ srcset=”https://dzm0ugdauank9.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GettyImages-1211479742-659×437.jpg 659w, https://dzm0ugdauank9.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GettyImages-1211479742-317×210.jpg 317w, https://dzm0ugdauank9.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GettyImages-1211479742-768×509.jpg 768w, https://dzm0ugdauank9.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GettyImages-1211479742.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 659px) 100vw, 659px”>
A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing a graffiti asking for rent forgiveness on La Brea Ave on National May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic, May 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Wednesday, May 5, 2021
A federal judge struck down the CDC’s nationwide moratorium on evictions. On Wednesday, Washington D.C. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled the CDC does not have the authority to halt evictions, according to the Public Health Service Act.
The halt was originally put into place in the first coronavirus relief bill back in March of 2020.
The moratorium had been scheduled to end on June 30, but Joe Biden had already extended it twice when it was set to expire in January and then again in April.