The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), representing 2.36 million members, is particularly troubled by the Biden Administration’s renewed moratorium on evictions. Following the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on June 29th which explicitly clarified that any legal extension of an eviction moratorium would have to be undertaken by the Congress, the Administration brazenly announced that the eviction ban which expired on July 31st would be reinstated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Biden Administration’s flagrant flouting of a ruling from the Supreme Court exemplifies the highest insult to our system of checks and balances in government – and this willful disdain for our Constitution and for the rulings from a co-equal branch of government should not be taken lightly.
It is vital to note that in addition to the constitutionally questionable reasoning for extending the eviction moratorium, this ban will continue to impact everyday Americans who rely on rental income as part their overall annual income. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, the vast majority of landlords in America are individuals who own only 1-4 rental properties. Additionally, Pew also indicates that “fewer than one-fifth of rental properties are owned by for-profit businesses of any kind. Most rental properties – about seven-in-ten – are owned by individuals, who typically own just one or two properties, according to 2018 census data.”
Clearly, the perception that most rental properties are owned by wealthy for-profit giants is inaccurate – the truth is that average, everyday Americans are being squeezed by the eviction moratorium. AMAC is an organization that is devoted to the rule of law and fidelity to our founding documents – for an administration to simply ignore the law is inexcusable. We encourage and look forward to a swift legal resolution to these unlawful actions.
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