Bay Area residents face deportation when moratorium ends – The Pioneer

As moratoriums end, eleven million homeless in the United States

More than 11 million people have been threatened with losing their homes and being forced to live on the streets as the Supreme Court overturned the federal moratorium on evictions that kept people in their homes during the global pandemic.
The majority argument is that only a legislative act can maintain the moratorium. Although there was no author on the six-page majority opinion, the six conservative Supreme Court justices agreed that the CDC had overstepped its authority even with the spread of the Delta variant.

Judge Stephen G. Breyer led the dissenting opinion. He argued that the court acted too hastily and must ensure the safety of the American people, regardless of where the decision was made. It seems that the dissenting opinion was more crafted in the interests of the American people. “The public interest is not favored by the spread of the disease or the questioning by a court of the CDC judgment,” argued Justine Breyer.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has said he will maintain the statewide moratorium on evictions. The moratorium provides assistance to all California tenants, even those who may still be waiting for state assistance with their rent. This provided tremendous help given that in California only 5% of tenants were able to receive the funds needed to pay the rent.

The Homeowner Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) has tried to overturn the statewide moratorium. The Federal District Court upheld the moratorium. The ruling allowed the moratorium to remain in effect only in California, protecting tenants in the state.

AAGLA said it will continue to appeal until the moratorium is lifted. With the United States Supreme Court ruling that the moratorium needs to be legislated, it could cause problems for all tenants in the state. Although there is a debate over what should manage rent assistance: federal or state?

Derek Barnes, CEO of a homeowner’s advocacy group, the East Bay Rental Association, said most don’t think the state or city should handle rental assistance. Oakland City Council Member and Director of AACE, a rental promotion program, Carroll Fife thanked the city to be in control and Oakland has fared better than most of the state.

However, ending the moratorium on evictions can be a big positive for the real estate industry.

Dr Christian Roessler, professor of economics at CSU East Bay who specializes in microeconomics, said that “as unwelcome as the decision is for individual households, it is likely to boost the economy and jobs as it increases. the profitability of the real estate sector. “

This will likely allow homeowners to earn higher rental income, leading to more construction and more work for realtors who now have more homes for sale, he said. Dr Roessler explained that the move “puts the rule of law ahead of what is appropriate today – and it is one of the most important factors in the long-term economic success of countries”.

He is not arguing against the moratorium, but for Congress to be the last word so that there is more predictability in the market. Finally, “the Supreme Court ruling is really a call to Congress to find bipartisan ways to keep people at home within our governance structures,” said Dr. Roessler. Let’s add a transitional sentence to the next quote, maybe something about how the economy still hasn’t rebounded the way economists expected when unemployment ran out for many and states reopened. .

“Growing an economy in overall financial terms, while leaving many of us without adequate housing, does not benefit us as a society”, highlighting that “economies are people”, and this will have a disproportionate impact on communities in difficulty.

California tenants have until September 30 to keep their homes before being evicted. There has been a concerted effort by the AACE in Oakland and East Bay to help those in need of federal and state rent assistance.

With Governor Newsom, the state will be able to maintain the moratorium and protect tenants within the state, adding another issue to watch out for in next week’s vote on the recall.

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