More than 2,200 organizations across the nation have written an open letter to President Biden and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge requesting an extension to the eviction moratorium through the end of the pandemic. The signatories included a number of non-profits working on behalf of underrepresented communities, like American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

"The eviction moratorium extends vital protections to renters at risk of eviction during the pandemic, and by doing so, it has helped keep stably housed millions of people who otherwise would have been evicted. The federal eviction moratorium does, however, have significant shortcomings that undermine its public health impact. We urge you to extend the eviction moratorium to keep renters stably housed during the pandemic, and to address the moratorium's shortcomings by improving and enforcing the order," the letter states.

Those shortcomings include a lack of transparency between landlords and renters about the moratorium. The letter requests the administration require landlords to present residents with their rights under the eviction moratorium guidelines. In addition, the letter asserts that there are loopholes in the moratorium that should be closed, including a FAQ page on the CDC website that provides information on how landlords can proceed with an eviction without removing the resident from the property. The letter requests that the moratorium close this loophole and extend the ban cover all no-fault evictions.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.