Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Supreme Court Eviction Moratorium Ruling

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Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down the latest federal eviction moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was intended to run through Oct. 3:

“The Supreme Court decision affirms that the CDC exceeded the authority granted to it by Congress when the agency first created the federal eviction moratorium and most recently unilaterally extended it through Oct. 3. Moving forward, the best solution to help struggling renters and landlords is for the Biden administration to work with Congress, states and localities to help disburse rental assistance funds to residents and housing providers in need. At the same time, property owners understand that evictions should only be made as a matter of last recourse and will continue to do everything in their power to help their tenants to access rental assistance and/or to enter into a reasonable payment agreement.”