The nationwide eviction ban set to expire on June 30th has been overturned early by U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump appointee. In a 20-page ruling, she explained that the CDC does not have legal authority to impose this measure as believed under the Public Health Service Act.
Her decision has been quickly appealed by the Department of Justice, however, and since states may also still have their own eviction bans in place, landlords aren’t out of the woods yet.
The eviction ban was originally enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September to help renters with a loss of income because of Covid-19. Countless landlords have since challenged the moratorium, which continues to lead to conflicting rulings.