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Extension of Eviction Ban Leaves NMHC, NAA “Deeply Disappointed”

The multifamily sector’s two leading organizations said Monday they were “deeply disappointed” by the decision to extend the Centers for Disease Control’s eviction ban through June 30. The CDC’s action marks the third extension of the ban since it was announced last September.

In a statement, the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association said, “After grappling with the financial distress of the pandemic and eviction moratoriums for more than a year, housing providers have few resources left. Another extension only serves to exacerbate the challenges facing the rental housing industry and does not address the underlying financial stress of apartment residents, instead forcing households to accumulate insurmountable levels of debt.”

In addition, NMHC and NAA said, “moratoriums do nothing to deal with the continuing housing affordability challenges that our country was already facing before the onset of COVID-19.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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