Rep. Omar Statement on CDC Decision to Extend Eviction Moratorium

August 3, 2021
Press Release

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after President Biden announced the CDC will extend the eviction moratorium. 

“This new moratorium is lifechanging for millions of people on the brink of eviction. I am thankful to President Biden for his efforts to have the CDC extend the eviction moratorium for our most vulnerable. This win would not have been possible without the bold, steadfast leadership from Congresswoman Bush. I applaud her, and so many other Members of Congress and organizers who continued to push the Administration to act.

“While this new moratorium on evictions is welcome, this is just a start and will only provide a temporary solution to the mass eviction crisis. At the beginning of the pandemic, I introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act to permanently cancel all payments on rental homes and mortgages until the end of the pandemic and provide relief to small landlords who are also struggling due to Congress’s inaction. We can already predict another housing crisis will occur, which is why it’s so imperative we pass bold, long-term solutions. 

“The bottom line is we have the House, Senate, and White House—there are no excuses for our inability to act. We have the power to stop the next eviction crisis and must act now.”