A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday vacated a nationwide eviction moratorium for rental properties that had been put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide relief for Americans hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic.
District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled that the CDC overstepped its authority by extending the eviction moratorium to all residential properties nationwide.
The ban was implemented as a temporary measure to prevent millions of renters from losing their homes during the pandemic.
It was first included in the March CARES Act passed by Congress under the Trump administration and extended a number of times.
The CDC under the Biden administration was seeking to extend the ban through June 30.
Material from Reuters was used in this report.
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