NDRN’s Statement on CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

September 15, 2020
NDRN’s Statement on CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is pleased the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium will temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

This broad eviction moratorium provides crucial relief to people facing housing instability as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without this relief, millions of people in America, including those with disabilities, could be at risk of eviction.

“While the eviction moratorium is certainly welcome and needed in the short-term, Congress and the Administration must come to an agreement to provide further relief in the form of rental assistance so people remain housed over the long-term and are not overly-burdened with back rent and fees,” said NDRN Executive Director Curt Decker.

NDRN has long advocated for affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities. We strongly urge Congress and the Administration to build off the eviction moratorium in order to keep people healthy and housed in their communities.

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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.