Trump Administration Announced Nationwide Eviction Moratorium

Relying on a public health law intended to prevent the spread of an illness, the Trump administration said it is extending a national moratorium on residential evictions. The moratorium, announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the latest measure by the administration to get a handle on the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic absent an agreement with Congress on a more far reaching package that would have the force of law. The moratorium, which will extend through Dec. 31, applies to individuals making $99,000 or less a year and who are unable to make rent or housing payments.