The newly sworn-in Biden administration has already asked for an extension of the federal eviction moratorium. The move comes as part of the slew of executive orders President Joe Biden signed just hours after being sworn-in on Wednesday.
Biden asked that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extend the federal moratorium on evictions from the January 31 expiration date to at least March 31 instead.
The order also calls for federal housing agencies to extend the foreclosure and eviction moratorium for federally backed mortgages as well.
In one of the Biden's speeches yesterday, he said the move is just the beginning of what he is calling the "American rescue plan", which he said is set to help the country not only survive but begin to recover from the toll the pandemic has taken.
According to Biden, his main focus in these first few days is combatting the initial pandemic impacts and then moving towards more long term solutions.