Blog Stories Supreme court rejects the request to remove the eviction moratorium

Supreme court rejects the request to remove the eviction moratorium

By Melissa Dorman, July 2, 2021

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to lift the moratorium on evictions. This ban was imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to Covid in order to protect tenants.

The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Brett M. Kavanaugh in the majority.

 

The court gave no reasons for its ruling. This is typical when it acts on emergency applications. Justice Kavanaugh issued a brief opinion:

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its existing statutory authority by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium,” Justice Kavanaugh wrote. “Because the C.D.C. plans to end the moratorium in only a few weeks, on July 31, and because those few weeks will allow for additional and more orderly distribution of the congressionally appropriated rental assistance funds, I vote at this time to deny the application” that had been filed by landlords, real estate companies and trade associations.

While the moratorium continues until the end of July, this ruling demonstrates the court has no desire to extend further. They simply want to make sure there is time for distribution of rental assistance in July. Landlords are eager for the ability to evict non-paying tenants who do not qualify for the rental assistance. For those who do qualify, Oregon has a plan to offer 80% of lost rent to landlords if they are willing to forgive 20% of unpaid rents. To learn more, check out the website here. Tenants who apply are given 60 days of protections against eviction.

Melissa Dorman

Broker | OR & WA

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Ten years ago, Melissa was living in a slum in Kolkata, India, helping over 200 women escape sex trafficking by providing alternative work at a social business. It was there she discovered her passion for financial education as a means of empowering people to move out of poverty. After graduating from UCLA with a Masters, Melissa spent 5 years working as a Social Worker; assisting clients facing homelessness, in jail, or at a psychiatric facility. As much as she loved the work, imagining saving for retirement on the meager salary of a social worker was becoming grim. That's when Melissa discovered "passive income." In no time, she fell in LOVE with real estate as a vehicle for wealth. Soon after, Melissa began locating off-market multi-family properties to purchase through creative financing strategies and win-win opportunities. Two years into investing, Melissa quit her day job as a Social Worker to become a full-time broker and investor. Initially, she was drawn to people in difficult circumstances, so she developed extensive experience assisting families facing foreclosure, short sales, and probate. Melissa is well versed in helping her clients overcome complex real estate challenges. Currently, Melissa is teamed up with Super Broker, Yascha Noonberg at Living Room Realty. Together they assist clients to achieve their real estate dreams, including how to strategically buy and sell a personal residence to maximize profits. Far from the slums of Kolkata, her greatest passion now is empowering other working professionals to develop passive forms of income through buying multi-family properties in Portland.
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