Banning Evictions Should Help The Economy. But Can The CDC Do That?

Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, told NPR today that keeping people in their houses and ‘connected to the economy’ will cost money now, but pay dividends later.

But the White House and Congress have been unable to agree on a deal for additional economic relief, millions of people are still unemployed, and many states now have no eviction protection. The Trump administration issued an eviction ban through the CDC this week.

NPR’s Chris Arnold and Selena Simmons-Duffin reported on the CDC’s temporary halt on evictions and the legal issues that will likely follow.

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