December 02, 2020

ABA Urges Congressional action to prevent COVID-19 eviction crisis

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 – American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo sent a letter this week to Congressional leadership calling on them to act swiftly to pass a new evictions moratorium for renters as well as relief for rental property owners.

Refo, in the letter sent to  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, noted that the current federal moratorium on evictions that will expire Dec. 31, has helped stabilize families but has imposed financial hardship on property owners. Without action by Jan. 1, 2021, she warned of severe consequences to millions of American families, property owners, their communities, and to public health as the country experiences the onset of winter weather and a surge of COVID-19 infections.

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