WASHINGTON— Today, President Joe Biden extended the eviction moratorium for 60 days in areas with high and substantial increases in COVID-19 infections. The moratorium will impact approximately 90 percent of the country. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
“This is good news for the millions of children and families across the country who were facing the loss of their homes as the pandemic rages on. This will keep people in their homes and halt unnecessary evictions that would have exacerbated the spread of COVID-19 and stifled our economic recovery. The public health crisis hasn’t ended, and neither should the moratorium.
“During these next 60 days, it is critical for the State of Arizona DES to quicky disburse the millions of dollars of emergency rental assistance to the Arizona renters who need it the most. So far, they have failed to do so. Bureaucratic inefficiency in no reason to evict people from their homes.”