Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) released the following statement after the Biden administration announced a new CDC eviction moratorium:

“As COVID-19 positive rates rise, the pandemic continues to exact a devastating human toll on our country,” said Congresswoman Ross. “The end of the eviction moratorium has put millions of families at risk of homelessness and housing instability, threatening public health and our economy as well as our courts, healthcare, and social service systems. While we await additional details to better understand what the new CDC moratorium will mean here in Wake County, I’m glad that President Biden is working to prevent evictions and ensure that vulnerable children and families can remain in their homes.”   

In the last year, Congress has allocated billions to states to aid renters and landlords, and these funds have supported over 68,500 households in need across North Carolina. The U.S. Census Bureau’s biweekly Household Pulse Survey found that nearly 4.8 million people could face eviction or foreclosure in the next two months.