Millions of families American They have been threatened with eviction from their homes since Sunday
Govit-19 And against the backdrop of political cacophony involving both Parliament and the White House. Although billions of public funds aimed at helping residents have not yet been used, the president said
Joe Biden This week, which expires at midnight on Saturday, urged Congress to extend the ban on evictions for unpaid rent.
But Republicans opposed Democrats’ efforts to extend the ban on the expulsion of immigrants until mid-October. Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Twitter that blocking the move was “an act of pure cruelty” that “throws children and families on the streets.” Now, elected representatives of the House of Representatives are on leave until the end of August, and will be followed by senators a week later, dispelling hopes of a speedy deal.
“Some Democrats have gone on vacation”
Corey Bush, the Democratic representative for the state of Missouri, cannot resign himself to it. The elected official, who was homeless, spent the night on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., joined by other elected officials from the left side of the Democratic camp. “We may have extended (the ban) yesterday, but instead some Democrats went on vacation. We slept last night in the Capitol to get them back and do their jobs,” he said on Twitter on Saturday.
CBPP, an independent research firm, estimates that more than 10 million people in the United States are lagging behind in paying their rent. According to statistics conducted with 51 million tenants in early July, an estimated 3.6 million tenants are at risk of being evicted within two months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), America’s leading public health agency, suspended emissions in September 2020 and has since been extended several times in the name of fighting the spread of Govt-19. .
But the Supreme Court ruled in June that any further extensions should be decided by Congress. To add to the absurdity of the situation, the money provided by the central government to help tenants find it difficult to pay rent is hampered by the inability to access their bank accounts due to complicated bureaucratic procedures. Thus, of the $ 46 billion planned by the government, only $ 3 billion has reached their target, including $ 25 billion disbursed in early February.