The federal ban on residential evictions, scheduled to expire June 30, is reportedly set to be extended again.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to extend its eviction moratorium for one month, with an announcement potentially coming as early as Wednesday, Reuters reported Tuesday night.
The CDC first issued the moratorium in September, and it was extended in December and March.
A group of 44 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the CDC and President Joe Biden urging them to extend and strengthen the moratorium. The letter cited a federal government estimate that 6 million renter households are at risk of eviction, and it said they tend to be located in communities with lower-than-average vaccination rates and higher Covid-19 case rates.