Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke Opposing New Eviction Moratorium

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Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement today opposing the new eviction moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control:

“NAHB strongly opposes the new eviction moratorium announced by the CDC. As President Joe Biden said in his press conference today, the courts have made it clear that the eviction moratorium ‘was not constitutional – it would not stand.’ Instead, state and local governments should be putting more effort into connecting renters with federal funds designed to help them make their payments. The federal government has provided billions of dollars for this purpose. NAHB has actively advocated for emergency rental assistance to help renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the viability and stability of the rental housing market.”