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Waters Blasts Senate Inaction on Eviction Moratorium; Continues Fighting to Pass Legislation to Extend Rental Assistance
Washington, DC, July 27, 2020
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium:
“This weekend, the federal eviction moratorium put in place by Congress in the CARES Act expired. The expiration occurred due to the cruel indifference of Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, who for months refused to do anything to provide desperately needed relief to families during this pandemic. According to Apartment List, 36 percent of renters could not fully pay their rent at the beginning of the month (a four percent increase from June), while 21 percent could not make any payment at all. Additionally, the U.S. Census published data on July 22 showing that 33 percent of renters have little to no confidence they will be able to pay August rent, up three percentage points from the week before.