Since last September, a moratorium that was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been protecting millions of renters that have been unable or unwilling to make their monthly rent payments. But now that moratorium is officially over, and all of that back rent is due. For some renters, that will mean that nearly a full year of rent will need to be paid. The millions of Americans that cannot or will not pay what is owed can now be legally evicted. This is a major national disaster that has been building up for many months, and now it is finally here.
Welcome to the biggest eviction horror show in American history.
It is going to be a doozy.
Some are still desperately hoping that members of Congress will do something once they return from their August vacations. At this point, that does not appear likely.
So for now, there doesn't appear to be any hope of averting the largest eviction tsunami that any of us have ever seen.