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Congresswoman Cori Bush and Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the Keeping Renters Safe Act on September 21, 2021 to enact an emergency eviction moratorium. The creation of this act came after the Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s initial eviction moratorium. The act determines that the Department of Health and Human Services permanently has the authority to implement an eviction moratorium amidst a global health crisis.
The act will protect renters from eviction by granting permanent authority to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement a residential eviction moratorium as well as implementing an automatic national residential eviction moratorium without requiring citizens to apply for coverage. This act also applies to any eviction filings, hearings, judgments and allows the HHS Secretary to establish mortarium exceptions to protect the safety and health of citizens. With this act, the eviction mortarium also remains in effect for at least 60 days following the end of a health emergency.
Cori Bush, Elizabeth Warren Introduce The Keeping Renters Safe Act of 2021
Link to the Act