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CDC Became America's Landlord?

Posted by Jordan Tapia | Oct 05, 2021

Reason Magazine has come out with a detailed story about how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became America's landlord, and did a bad job. What was supposed to be something temporary became more and more permanent over time. The eviction moratorium was a way for tenants not to get evicted and for the government it was a way for them to have more time in order to distribute the money for tenants in arrears. In reality this cycle cannot go on forever, the eviction moratorium will end and the government will run out of money to keep tenants from getting evicted. However due to these circumstances property owners and other tenants are left to pay the price. Rent is increasing because of the housing crisis and in order to make up the money lost during the pandemic. Along with that Landlords are asking for higher credit scores as a way to protect themselves from having non-paying tenants again and therefore renters are struggling to get approved. The article starts off by focusing on one property owner who bought a multi family home in March 2020 in hopes of living in one of the units and renting the others. Well the pandemic hit and his plans didn't go well. Esteban Rivera was forced to move back home with family and rent out his own unit in order to make ends meet due to the non-paying tenants in some of the units. If you would like to read more click on the link below.

How the CDC Became America's Landlord

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Phone: (212) 566-6780 Email: [email protected] Jordan Tapia, a partner at our law firm, is known as a fierce litigator. She has successfully represented various small businesses facing eviction and has helped many come to an amicable resolution with their landlord, often avoiding litigati...

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