UPDATE - SCOTUS Declines to Lift CDC Moratorium on Evictions

Written By: Michelle P. Quinn

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 decision on June 29, 2021, without opinion, denying the emergency application of a group of landlords, real estate companies, and trade association, which sought to lift the CDC’s national moratorium on evictions, recently extended through July 31, 2021.  Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh stated that although he agrees that the CDC exceeded its authority in issuing the ban, keeping it in place for a few more weeks permits distribution of rental assistance to tenants and landlords, without fear of eviction.

Update to April 2, 2021 blog (UPDATE – CDC Extends its Residential Eviction Ban for Qualified Individuals), which was an update to September 8, 2020 blog (Trump Order Protects Certain Tenants from Eviction until December).

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Michelle P. Quinn


Michelle P. Quinn represents cooperative and condominium boards, businesses, and individuals regarding issues with shareholders and owners in commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, including summary proceedings, administrative agency hearings, and Supreme Court actions and appeals.  She has substantial experience with Mitchell-Lama cooperatives, redevelopment companies, and tenancies protected by New York State Rent Regulation.

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