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H.R. 1451: Emergency Eviction Enforcement Act of 2021

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Should the current ban apply only to the current situation?


13.7 percent of renters are behind on their rent payments, according to the Census Bureau’s most recent weekly Household Pulse Survey. 9.1 percent of renters express “no confidence” that they’ll be able to pay their next month’s rent.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal temporary ban on most evictions has been enacted and extended several times. Currently, the ban is scheduled through June 30. It’s unclear whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will extend it beyond then. The ban applies to individuals earning less than $99,000 or joint filers earning less than $198,000.

What the bill does

The Emergency Eviction Enforcement Act would ban evictions during all public health emergencies or national emergencies in the …

Sponsor and status

Steve Cohen

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Mar 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 1, 2021

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3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 1, 2021

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H.R. 1451 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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