A federal judge has ruled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its bounds and did not have the legal authority to assert a nationwide moratorium on evictions because of COVID-19.
Colorado’s moratorium has already been lifted and millions in rental assistance has gone to those who lost jobs after Gov. Polis shut down the economy in response to COVID-19.
And yet the Biden administration has vowed to challenge the court’s decision, because the federal government and liberal activists seem unaware that businesses are so desperate for employees they’re paying signing bonuses.
Given today’s decision to vacate the CDC eviction moratorium today, we urgently need better local tenant protections in place to help keep people housed & connected to the resources they need. 3/3https://t.co/B1b3eHS4bU
— Candi CdeBaca (@CandiCdeBacaD9) May 5, 2021
Work is plentiful, unemployment checks are even more plentiful, the rental assistance is being paid —it’s time for renters to start paying their rent.
The Colorado Sun spoke to Drew Hamrick, general counsel for the Colorado Apartment Association, who says eviction filings this year and last are less than half of what they were in 2019.
The state apartment association, which represents property owners and landlords, has opposed eviction moratoriums because rental aid is available and some landlords claim they run into financial trouble with their own bills when they are unable to collect rent.
“Now is the time to begin letting the housing markets return to normal, not doubling down on bad policies,” he said.
More than 30,000 requests for $74 million in aid to pay the rent and mortgage in Colorado has already been approved, the Sun reported.
The shutdown is over, the economy is desperate for workers, by all appearances, it’s time to pay the rent and move on from COVID-19.