Landlords Sue To Block CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Washington Post reports:

Only one day after the Biden administration issued a new policy protecting renters from eviction, a series of real estate and landlord groups is trying to invalidate it — setting up another legal showdown over a moratorium that Democrats say is essential to keeping Americans in their homes.

The petition arrived Wednesday from groups including the Alabama Association of Realtors and its counterpart in Georgia, arguing the latest eviction order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeds the agency’s authority.

In filing the new legal salvo, the real estate, landlord and property-management groups at times cite the White House’s own, previous admissions that it did not have the authority to issue another ban.

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