State and National Organizations Join Fight Over Eviction Moratorium
State and national organizations have banded together in a legal fight over an eviction moratorium that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered this fall. Moreover, the agency’s move is to protect against the spread of the Corona Virus.
Documents were filed last week in U.S. District Court in Akron in support of the CDC’s decision. The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, as well as other groups, were part of this coalition.
Moratorium on Rental Evictions
However, there is a ruling is at the center of this lawsuit by landlords from across northern Ohio. Moreover, the landlords claim the agency’s move to place a nationwide moratorium on rental evictions. Therefore, it has forced property owners “to bear a disproportionate share of the costs of the pandemic.”
In October, the landlords filed the suit. Therefore, Judge John Adams to set aside the order and forbid the federal government from enforcing it, the lawsuit asked.
Agency Authority was Exceed and Arbitrary
As a result, in September 4th order, the landlords claimed it exceeded the agency’s authority and was arbitrary. On Dec. 31, the moratorium ends. Moreover, it is unclear whether it will be extended. Yet attorneys for landlords and apartment owners fear it could possibly be pushed into next year.
Some State and National Organizations Offered a Brief
However, a brief offering to back the CDC’s order was filed by the American Medical Association and other organizations. Therefore, they are not part of the suit.
Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is based on the best available studies. Therefore, they suggest that complete and comprehensive eviction moratoria. However, the organization wrote in the documents about the study.
Evictions Have a Way of Facilitating Transmission of Infectious Diseases
Moreover, evictions are likely to increase to unseen heights, facilitating the transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.