Due to massive financial struggles caused by coronavirus lockdowns, many Americans have faced trouble with paying their rent. Even with stimulus checks from the federal government, the money that people earned from consistently working is still absent, hence creating very real problems.
As things currently stand, the eviction moratorium has been all that stands between certain Americans and homelessness. The moratorium, in a nutshell, is designed to assist renters who lack the ability to cover their housing fees due to healthcare bills or a lack of employment.
Towards the end of last week, a Texas judge appointed by former President Trump declared that the eviction moratorium across the nation is simply not legal. According to Newsmax, the Justice Department under the Biden administration plans to make legal appeals on behalf of the eviction moratorium.
What to Know About Appeals for the Eviction Moratorium
The eviction moratorium has faced pushback from property owners and landlords across the nation. Individuals who own property and bear responsibility for collecting rent have even challenged the eviction moratorium in court; according to their attorneys, the CDC-implemented eviction moratorium ultimately oversteps its bounds.
No one has gotten a $2000 check or a $1400 check and the federal eviction moratorium ends in a month, so @JoeBiden what are we going to do about that
— Alf Capone (@sugar_boogers) February 27, 2021
On Thursday, the Texas judge ruled that the Constitution doesn’t permit Congress to approve the eviction moratorium. Biden’s Department of Justice, on the other hand, seeks to have this ruling nullified and overturned.
Many of Biden’s voters are calling on him to act quickly and ensure that the eviction moratorium does not eventually get the boot for good.
The Domino Effect of an Economic Crisis
Many landlords and property owners who oppose the eviction moratorium are in tough places financially, as are the renters who are struggling to pay their monthly dues. The former doesn’t want to lose income on their properties, whereas the latter doesn’t want to fall into homelessness due to an inability to pay rent.
Congress and the Biden administration don’t seem to be *hearing* us…
— so we brought a marching band.
🎺 $15 minimum wage 🎺
🥁 $2000 for ALL
🎵 eviction moratorium + rent forgiveness NOW
🗣extended UI of at least $400#RealPeopleRealRelief pic.twitter.com/yPwshIyvmz
— SPACEs In Action (@SPACEsInAction) February 26, 2021
The eviction moratorium ultimately speaks to the ongoing domino effect of an economic crisis. This domino effect is why getting Americans back to work and fully reopening the economy nationwide is so critical.
Americans will ultimately learn in time what the outcome for the eviction moratorium, renters, landlords, and property owners looks like in the foreseeable future.
What do you think about the Justice Department’s plan to appeal on behalf of the eviction moratorium? Are you for the eviction moratorium or against it? Let us know your stance below in the comments section.