The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to lift a nationwide eviction moratorium ordered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The High Court’s decision means the moratorium will remain in effect through July 31. The CDC last week renewed the moratorium for another month, preventing it from lapsing today, June 30.
The question of whether to lift the moratorium made its way to the Supreme Court after U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich last month vacated the nationwide COVID-19 eviction moratorium, concluding that the CDC lacked the authority to impose a nationwide eviction ban.
Friedrich, however, agreed to a stay of her order when after the Justice Department appealed her ruling. The Supreme Court this week declined to lift Friedrich’s stay, meaning the moratorium will carry on.
The status of the CDC moratorium has no impact on California’s arguably more stringent eviction moratorium, which was extended this week through September.