A message from the National Apartment Association:
"Last night, President Biden asked the CDC to extend its 2020 eviction order through March 31st. As a reminder, the Maryland judiciary is still in phase II of its five-stage reopening plan. MMHA does not know when the courts will be reopening and hearing failure to pay rent actions again.
Here is the joint statement issued by NAA and NMHC on that action. Our working theory is that the timing of this is to coincide with consideration of another COVID stimulus package that could see floor action as soon as March. The President has proposed that there be some sort of eviction moratorium through the end of September as part of his “American Rescue Plan,” his baseline for the next COVID bill. Learn more about our advocacy efforts so far.
Yesterday’s extension of the CDC order was “as-is” without any substantive changes, however, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, the incoming Director of the CDC, is reportedly going to implement a process immediately to take input on any potential changes. The activist community already weighed in with the Administration regarding the kinds of changes it would like to see. NAA will be involved in these conversations as well.
With the inauguration behind us, the legislative process begins in earnest. Look for more details on NAA's Advocate conference in the coming days as the federal eviction moratorium will be a major focus during our virtual meeting.
Gregory Scott Brown
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
National Apartment Association