By Attorney Jennifer M. Hayden of Petrie + Pettit S.C.

As you may have heard, on Wednesday, May 5th, a U.S. District Judge in Washington D.C., the Honorable Dabney Friedrich, overturned the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide eviction moratorium and then a few days later granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s Emergency Stay Pending Appeal.  This effectively “holds” Judge Friedrich’s ruling until such time as the appellate court can hear the appeal.

The net effect is that the CDC’s eviction moratorium will remain in effect for now and most likely through June 30, 2021, when it was set to expire, unless the appellate court makes and earlier ruling.  

To learn more about the status of the CDC eviction moratorium, the litigation regarding same, and how the courts are interpreting the moratorium and the future of evictions attend the AASEW’s next virtual membership meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 entitled “The Future of Evictions.”