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Originally Published: Aug 02, 2021
Originally Published: Aug 02, 2021 Last Updated: Aug 27, 2021 7 min read
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UPDATE, Aug. 27: The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent eviction moratorium Thursday night, allowing scores of landlords to start eviction proceedings against tenants who are behind on rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an unsigned opinion, six justices wrote that the CDC had exceeded its authority by imposing the eviction ban without explicit authorization from Congress. The ruling was issued over the dissent of the three liberal justices, with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer warning of a wave of new COVID-19 infections.

Anticipating the reversal, the Biden administration and the Department of Treasury on Wednesday announced a number of steps designed to facilitate the process for applying for and receiving aid from Emergency Rental Assistance programs, including a broader policy for self-documenting eligibility for assistance, new policies for providing estimated bulk payments to landlords and guidelines for state and local governments to coordinate with non-profit organizations for the distribution of funds.

If you need help paying your rent, read Money's state-by-state guide to Emergency Rental Assistance here.


UPDATE, Aug. 3: Millions of renters across the nation are getting a reprieve from the risk of losing their homes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new moratorium on evictions of people who can’t pay rent.