More than 11 million Americans are behind on their rent and many could face eviction when the national housing protection expires in June.
More than 11 million Americans are behind on their rent and could be pushed from their homes when the national eviction ban expires in June, according to a report by CNBC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium, in effect since September, will be suspended on June 30. CNBC said that although the policy has not been entirely successful at keeping renters housed, it has reduced the normal number of eviction filings over the same time period by at least 50 percent.
Nevertheless, experts say the number of evictions could skyrocket when the ban is lifted. Around 15 percent of adult renters are not current on their housing payments, according to an analysis by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
“We’re going to see what we’ve been managing to stave off: this wave of evictions that is just going to crush some of these areas,” John Pollock, coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, told the network.