Realtors Ask Court to Block CDC’s Extended Eviction Moratorium

An association of realtors on Wednesday asked a U.S. district court to halt the enforcement of the extended eviction moratorium put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.

The NAR said in a Wednesday press release that it had assisted realtors in Alabama and Georgia in filing “an emergency motion Wednesday night with Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking her to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent order that the CDC could not extend the moratorium without new legislation.”

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the CDC could not extend its moratorium past July 31 without “clear and specific congressional authorization.” President Joe Biden has acknowledged that the newest moratorium is “not likely to pass constitutional muster.”

The CDC’s current ban is in place until October. A moratorium has been in effect since last year.

The current moratorium is limited to regions of the country with high levels of COVID-19 transmission, though the NAR notes that that rule is “estimated to cover 90% of the population.”